The Cheese LadyAugust 6th, 2009 | 0 Comments
Sarah “cheese scukptures” is a nationally recognized cheese sculptor.
Why cheese? “If you were born and raised in Wisconsin, surrounded by dairy cows, cheese factories and people who wear orange triangle hats as high fashion, you might think it would just seem…natural!”
Sarah received a degree in Commercial Art in Madison, WI and worked for the Wisconsin dairy industry for 16 years. That’s where her natural-born “Cheddar Head” talents were honed and perfected. As Creative Director for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board she worked on national advertising and public relations promotions for the Wisconsin dairy industry. There, her interest in cheese carving was encouraged and her first sculptures were used in trade and consumer promotions. Sarah helped develop a cheese carving training program.
After over a decade with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Sarah moved to Ohio were she served as Manager of Creative Services for Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, (Cincinnati) OH – a nationally renowned specialty food market. While with Jungle Jim’s, Sarah continued to carve and built her business into a fulltime career.
Since 1996, “The Cheese Lady” has received hundreds of commissions for her cheese creations, which have captured countless media impressions in print, on radio, and on television newscasts, talk shows, food shows and sportscasts.
Kaufmann creates dozens sculptures in her Cincinnati and San Diego studios and also appears in person to sculpt cheese at a variety of venues: food & wine festivals, supermarkets, tradeshows, state fairs, sporting events, civic celebrations and other special occasions. She has carved from ten and forty-pound blocks to 500-pound wheels and a whopping 12,500-pound cheddar mammoth!