1. Cheese knives for soft cheese
Soft cheeses like brie or camembert have a soft interior and could easily stick to the knife. To make a cleaner cut and keep the shape of the delicate interior you can use a knife with a very thin straight blade or a cheese knife with holes. If you don’t have a cheese knife a sharp cook’s knife dipped in hot water and wiped will do also do the job.
2. Cheese knives for slicing
The cheese planes or slicers as we all know are of course used for shaving even slices of semi hard or hard cheeses.
3. Cheese cleavers for hard and firm cheese
Cheese cleavers or cheese spades are excellent for cutting hard or firm cheese – both wedges and chunks of cheese.
4. Cheese forks
The cheese fork can be used to hold a block of cheese in place while cutting – it’s also ideal for breaking hard or aged cheeses into smaller pieces.
When you serve cheese remember to provide a separate cheese knife for each cheese, and encourage guests not to mix the knives to avoid mixing the flavors of the cheese.