Dairy create nativity scene out of cheddar – including baby Cheesus

November 24, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

It’s the baby cheesus – the Nativity made from 40kg of cheddar.

A food sculptor spent five days painstakingly crafting the traditional Christmas scene entirely out of cheese.

Joseph and Mary, the crib, the shepherds, a sheep, a cow, a donkey, and the Baby Jesus are all carved from cheese – with three wise men bearing gifts of Branston pickle.

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The figures stand inside a cheese stable measuring 40 cm x 15 cm and the whole scene is illuminated and gives off a bright yellow glow.

The cracking effort was made by food artist Prudence Staite, who softened 40kg of cheese in a special food processor, to shape the meticulously-sculpted model.

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She used a cocktail stick and a magnifying glass to create the face of Jesus, who even has his own shaved cheese straw.

After carving the figures and their faces she stored them in a fridge to firm them up for the display.

Artist Prudence Staite who has made a nativity scene made out of cheese (SWNS Group)

Artist Prudence Staite who has made a nativity scene made out of cheese (SWNS Group)

Prudence, 36, of Tewkesbury, Glos whose previously works include burlesque star Dita von Cheese, said: “Creating the whole sculpture was a real challenge as it’s so intricate.

“Sculpting the faces of Mary and Joseph was very difficult and fiddly, but I’m very pleased with how it’s turned out.”

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The model was commissioned by cheese makers Pilgrims Choice who have yet to decide where to display it.

A spokesman for Pilgrims Choice said: “We wanted to have some fun and create the ultimate Christmas nativity scene from our mature cheddar cheese.

“We believe that Christmas isn’t complete without a good nativity and great cheese.”

Have a grate time – here are some songs to sing around the cheese nativity:

* O camembert all ye faithful
* Awhey in a manager
* Good King Wensleydale
* Sing Hallel-oumi
* The Holly and the Chivey
* Rocking around the Christmas Brie
* Jingle Smells

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