Red Dragon

oil on wood, 8x8"

Red Dragon Cheese Portrait by Mike Geno -Cheese Art
Good friends recently brought this back from a vacation for me to paint it. They had the most flavorful experience and I'm glad they decided to share it with me - it's intensely delicious!

Red Dragon made in a traditional style in Wales, UK, is also known as Y-Fenni. This smooth, firm tasty Cheddar is made with Welsh brown ale and mustard seeds. Red Dragon is a buttery and spicy cheese with plenty of bite and is aged for 3 months, made from cow’s milk and is vegetarian.
I loved painting the mustard seeds (which was more challenging than I expected) and especially enjoyed translating the thick waxy rind.


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