Michaelangelo sculpted the David out of marble, Rodin sculpted the Thinker out of bronze, and now, Ich & Kar have sculpted Pièces Montèes out of Camembert (and other French Cheeses). The duo designed the new space for the French Cheesboard in Nolita, and created these stunning (and delicious) pieces for a display. After the display, guests were invited to eat the art, which added a further layer of appreciation for the creations, tinged with a touch of sadness at their being gone. Luckily, they were captured in these delightful photos.
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Playing off the Pièce Montèe, stacked-pyramid wedding cake, the design team started with 'Accumulation,' which resembles the French classic 'croquembouche.' Only this time, with 40 pieces of Gaperons cheese instead of sweets.
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Using 107 pieces of Comté in 'Revolution,' this spiraling piece was inspired by the staircase in Château Chambord.
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Inspired by the L'Arte Povera movement, this piece is a voluptuous mix of Chaource, Camembert, and Brillat-Savarin.
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Cheese starts with curves, but is cut into angles. This structure was made with 17 pieces of Beaufort cheese.
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The shape of the cheese and texture of the rinds creates a shrine for those who revere cheeses. Made with Echourgniac, Hansi Gewurtzraminer, Livarot, Mimolette, Montbrison, Dôme D'Antoine, Montbriac, Fourme d'Ambert, Pavin, and Curé Nantais.
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This piece is inspired by geometric motifs from different cultures and periods of history, made with Echourgniac, Tomme de Yenne, Mimolette, and Tomme Crayeuse.
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Rococo style captures all that is intricate and luxurious, a perfect pairing for cheese. This piece was made with Estourgniac, Abondance, and Beaufort.