March 31 (UPI) -- A British sculptor preparing for the country's Cheese Carving Championship unveiled his warm-up creation: Brie-once, a statue of Beyonce carved from cheese.
David Bradley, who is preparing to compete in the Cheese Carving Championship as part of London's East Village Cheese and Wine festival, teamed up with London ad agency The Robin Collective and veteran food sculptor Jacqui Kelly to craft the tribute to the Queen Bey based on a famous Instagram photo of the singer holding her baby bump.
"A lot of cheese puns floated around, and Brie-once was the one everyone liked the most," Robin Collective creative director Brandy Klingelpuss told CNN.
The 5-pound sculpture is actually made from five blocks of cheddar, rather than the softer cheese brie.
"We talked about putting Babybel in the stomach, but it never actually happened," Klingelpuss joked.
Klingelpuss said it took Bradley and his team 28 hours to complete work on the sculpture.