Red Cat

oil on wood, 8x10"

Red Cat cheese portrait by Mike Geno

This delicious raw milk cheese is made by Sue Miller at a Philadelphia area farm. Birchrun Hills Farm makes some incredible cheese (see winter issue of Culture Magazine 2011).

I was given this stinky gift and it reminded me every time I opened my fridge. The creamy , tangy cheese is a washed rind cheese which adds a lot of salty depth to the entire experience. It was fun to paint, though it started to slump and ooz by the time I finished it. Starving as I was, I consumed half of the still life before I had a chance to think twice. It's such a strong and wonderful flavor that Im hooked. Im looking forward to painting more portraits of Sue Millers cheese


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