Cheese Knife Guide
This cheese knife guide shows you what cheese knives to choose for different types of cheese. You can of course use regular knives, but there is just something about having the right tools for the job!
1. Cheese knives for soft cheese
Soft cheeses like brie or Double Crème 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 off will also do the job.
2. Cheese knives for slicing
The cheese planes or slicers are 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 into both wedges and chunks.
4. Cheese forks
The cheese fork can be used to hold a block of cheese in place while cutting – it’s also ideal for crumbling 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.