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FAUX CHEESE PLATES

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Photo: HistoricFauxFoods.com, © copyright 2008

Two popular cheeses on either side of the Atlantic in the 18th century were Cheshire and Gloucester cheese. In this faux platter, Cheshire is the hard, crumbly one in the rear. Gloucester is the rounded, creamy one in the foreground. Both main blocks and individual pieces have cores of carved styrofoam sculpted over with Crayola's Model Magic. Made with the same material, the hard crackers are the type depicted in Philadelphia artist Raphaelle Peale's 1813 painting entitled "Cheese and Three Crackers."

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Photo: HistoricFauxFoods.com, © copyright 2008

Individual cheese platters from various historic house table settings include Cheshire and Gloucester cheeses as well as the distinctively blue-veined Stilton cheese. All were made with the same materials as above.

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Photo: HistoricFauxFoods.com, © copyright 2008

This is a third faux setting of the 18th-century Cheshire and Stilton cheeses that add a sense of authentic period nibbling and enjoyment in a historically restored room.


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