cheeses of franceOn Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8  The Cheeses of France will be showcasing delicious fromage offerings with two free pop-up events  in conjunction with the Art Basel Festival held in the Wynwood Art District of Midtown Miami under a tent specifically erected for the Cheeses of France event.

Turophiles (that is cheese connoisseurs) will be able to sample a variety of cheeses, while enjoying spectacular interactive and edible art displays from three international artists, as well as tasty passed hors- d'oeuvres and wines.

The “Eat Art” movement was created by Daniel Spoeri in the early 1960s to create synergy between art and food. During the Miami Art Basel Fair, the Milk Factory, a Parisian Art Gallery specializing in the “Eat Art” movement, will showcase three “Eat Art” artists: Dorothée Selz, known as the “Eat Art” baby, who began work as an artist in the late 1960s; Antoni Miralda, who with Daniel Spoeri created the “Eat Art” movement and who later opened The Food Culture Museum, an informal museum preserving diverse popular food culture throughout the world; and Krai, an artist from Thailand currently residing in Paris, who adapted his art of sculpturing tropical fruits to the French culture and is now the only sculptor on cheeses in the world.

Dorothée Selz will be constructing a work of edible art, created specifically for the Miami pop-up, from which the public will be able to eat cheeses, fruits and other delicious bites on bamboo sticks. Antoni Miralda will work on another art-piece related to the Eat Art movement, which will be unveiled at the event. Krai will sculpt Tomme de Savoie and Mimolette cheeses in front of a live audience. These artists will make us think about what we eat, how we eat, and why we eat. Most importantly, they will help us discover how eating French Cheeses is an Art, and is a fundamental part of our world culture.

Six cheese companies from France will offer samples of more than 15 different types of French cheeses and Representatives from the Cheeses of France Marketing Council will be traveling from France to attend the event and will be present to answer any questions attendees may have (and also, of course, to provide the requisite ‘savoir-faire’).

Both events on Saturday, December 7  from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. are free and are open to the general public.

Midtown Miami, Wynwood Art District, Midtown Boulevard (between NE 31st & NE 32nd), Miami, FL  33137

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