A Cheese Champion to Carve Mascots out of Cheddar Cheese at Harris Teeter

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Sarah “The Cheese Lady” Kaufmann to carve Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese depicting Carolina Panthers’ mascot Sir Purr and Harris Teeter’s Harry the Happy Dragon

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Dates:    Dec. 5, 2012 – Dec. 9, 2012

Where:    Harris Teeter
        Morrocroft Village
        6701 Morrison Boulevard
        Charlotte, N.C. 28211

Interviews are available. Live shots are welcomed!

Dec. 6, 2012, Sarah “The Cheese Lady” Kaufmann, will begin the championship process of carving the Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr and Harry the Happy Dragon out of two, 640-pound blocks of Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese. Come show support as you witness the unveiling of the mascot carving.

Kaufmann is no amateur to cheese carving; she is a team player who loves to carve mascots, football heroes and local attractions. In November 2011, Sarah exhibited her talents in a Washington, D.C. Harris Teeter by carving a tribute to Wounded Warrior Project™.

Sarah loves to share her passion for cheese, so please visit the Morrocroft Village Harris Teeter to take your picture with Sarah and speak to her about her unique profession while you sample and shop. There will also be a coloring contest for kids. The winner of the contest will be announced at the grand unveiling on Sunday, Dec. 9.

View a sampling of Sarah’s mammoth carvings here.

Sarah will be available each day during specified carving hours listed below:

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Carolina Panthers’ Sir Purr will make a special guest appearance on Sat. from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 Grand Unveiling: 11 a.m. – noon

About Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK), a Fortune 500 company. Harris Teeter is the 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2011 sales of $4.29 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 23,000 associates and has 206 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

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