Some cheesy fine art makes its way to Grand Central Terminal tomorrow and unlike most art exhibitions, touching—and eating!—are encouraged. Castello cheese will be setting up a mini cheese gallery in the west side of Vanderbilt Hall that will display famous still-life paintings alongside replicas made entirely out of cheese. Works by Flemish artist Clara Peeters, as well as American still-life artists Raphaelle Peale and John F. Francis will be recreated, among other noted masters of the genre.
Visitors will be able to break off pieces of the works and eat them or just nosh on some Aged Havarti samples if it's too terrifying to deface fine works of fromage. Also at the two-day event, food artists Jim Victor and Marie Pelton will be hand carving some new works out of Selection Hirten cheese, a hard cheese akin to Parmesan. The duo created the Manhattan skyline seen above for the Castello pop-up store, operating at 462 West Broadway until July 6th, with tastings, seminars and in-store sculpting demos.
The edible still-lifes will be at the terminal tomorrow (8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Friday (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.); after that, it's DIY snacking.