Using a colossal 60kg of British Cheddar, BCB members have created an impressive replica of a postage stamp – but rather a lot larger (and tastier) than one you’ve put on Her Maj’s anniversary card. And even if you don’t give Edam about the Jubilee, it’s a great excuse to chow down on Cheddar.
“Our cheese sculpture unites two great British institutions – our Cheddar cheese, which we invented here in Britain, and Her Majesty the Queen, one of our most dearly loved national treasures,” said Nigel White, from the BCB. “By recognising her 60 years on the throne in this way, we want to encourage people to mark their own celebrations by including one of the 700 named British cheeses in their Jubilee feast.
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"In a year that is all about celebrating Britishness, we want to encourage people to check the label to find out whether the cheese they’re buying is made in the UK," White added.The cheesy stamp used over 300 packs of Cheddar and stood 20 inches high. But after a few sunny hours having its photo taken on Lambeth Bridge, it had to be tragically destroyed before anyone got to eat any of it.
“This is a great shame,” the BCB said in a statement. “But we do believe that raising awareness of British cheese using photographs of the sculpture is a good way of encouraging people to buy British cheese.”
Will Cheddar be making it onto your street party table?