A tribute to cheese
I’ve had a fascination for cheese for as long as I can remember. When I grew up, there was pretty much two types of cheese on my table: “the brown cheese” and “the yellow cheese”. The first one was sweet and the latter a mild, but salty kind of cheese. For a couple of years, my perception of cheese was therefore divided into these two directions.
As I grew older and started to explore what other things I could put on my bread, I discovered the fascinating world of blue cheese and sharper cheese made of goat’s milk. My tastebuds got excited, and ever since I’ve been curious to try out the local cheeses whenever I travel to a new place.
Which brings me to The Cheese Map.
Behind this rich variety of cheese, there are fascinating stories about where each one of them originate from. I started to make graphic illustrations of this, and I got immersed in how the cheese textures take the place of a country’s topography. Deep blue rivers occur and new mountain ranges rise.
The Cheese Map project has just hatched. I really want to explore more cheeses and try to create a world map to see the interesting similarities between cheese traditions in different cultures. My Kickstarter campaign will eventually help me realize this.
-The Brown Cheese of Norway-