This can only be described as a cheesy President’s Day weekend event – a sculptor is carving blocks of cheddar cheese into a replica of the four presidents of Mt. Rushmore, in Times Square. The cheese versions George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt will be carved at a two-day event at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, on February 15 and 16. Ripley’s is calling it Mount Ripley and a “taste of history”. NYCOTC is not sure what to call it, other than FREE to watch.
The presidential cheese is being supplied by Vermont’s top cheese maker Cabot’s, which also is supplying samples to taste, so nobody tries to put George Washington’s nose or Abraham Lincoln’s ear on a cracker. Watch master cheese carver Sarah Kaufmann do her thing Friday, February 15 from 10am to 6pm and Saturday, February 16 from 10am to 2pm. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square is at 234 West 42nd St.