Cheesy art on display at Grand Central

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MANHATTAN (PIX11) — Some artists prefer watercolors, some oil, others charcoal. These artists prefer to work in cheese.

The nutty, creamy, sometimes-stinky dairy product is the medium of choice for a newly installed art exhibit at Grand Central.

Cheesy replicas that visitors can eat will sit beside their famous still-life originals as part of a pop-up shop created by Castello, a New Jersey-based cheese maker.

The edible gallery will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Food artists Jim Victor and Marie Pelton will be at the exhibit to create live art – that is, a sculpture made entirely of Castello cheese, the Hirten variety to be exact.

So if you’re passing through Grand Central and craving a cheese fix, you can stop by the west side of Vanderbilt Hall and pluck a cube from a “painting.”