Cheese Portrait Ledyard
Cheese Portrait Ledyard Cheese Portrait Ledyard Cheese Portrait Ledyard Cheese Portrait Ledyard
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Ledyard, from Meadowood Farms in Cazenovia, New York, is a soft-ripened sheep's milk cheese styled after Robiola. It's hand-wrapped in grape leaves that have been soaked in deep purple—a wheat beer infused with Madison County concord grapes.

I had the pleasure of meeting Veronica Pedraza, the cheese maker, and seized the opportunity to nag her about sending me this beauty to paint. The portrait was a fun challenge, as the leaves added a Baroque element that I embraced fully. The cheese itself started to ooze almost instantly so I had to work quickly. Then I willed myself to eat it as slowly as I could.

Ink on paper, ready to frame: image 8x8", matte 12x12"

CountryUnited States
ArtistMike Geno Studio
ProductCheese Portrait Ledyard
ProducerMeadowood Farms
Cheese TypeSoft Ripened Style Cheese
Milk TypeCow's Milk

Cheese Portraits can ship Monday through Friday and are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Please recognize that we may need up to 2 weeks for delivery to allow for processing and handling of prints. Orders are shipped 1 - 3 day delivery and are not eligible for expedited shipping.