oil on wood, 8x8"

Reblochon cheese painting by Mike Geno

This gooey cheese was wonderful to eat but difficult to paint before it oozed out onto the plate. I've painted such cheeses before so I at least knew to get the cheese center done before anything else!

In the Middle-Ages, farmers in the mountains of Haute Savoie used to pay their taxes with part of their milk production. They did not fully milk their cows so as to lower their level of production. Once the tax officers came to measure the milk produced and left, the farmers went back to milk the cows again. The milk they got was much richer and was used to make Reblochon!


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