Cheese Knife

If you go to a reputable restaurant, the server presents a cheese platter from a trolley. You will notice that there are several kinds of knives in different shapes. You cannot use the same knife to cut different cheeses. Each cheese should have its own knife so as not to mix the flavor of a cheese with the flavor of another. At home, when entertaining friends and presenting them with a cheese platter, it should consist of four to five cheeses maximum. The cheeses will be paired with wines you offer to your guests. Below, I have selected a few cheese knives that are “must haves” for serving cheese.

Prodyne CK-300 Multi-Use Cheese Fruit and Veggie Knife: good for soft cheeses such as brie or camembert. Click on image for more product information.


This knife is used to cut a piece of soft cheese such as Brie or Camembert. The blade of this knife is perforated so that the cheese does not stick to the blade. Notice the point of the blade is raised to allow poking the piece of cheese and drop it on the plate. Look for a blade like this one for your soft cheeses.

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Fairchild Red Cheese Knife. Click on image for product information.


Here, we have a sturdy cheese knife, with which you cut EmmentalGruyère or Comté. For hard, pressed cheeses, you want a sharp and sturdy knife such as this one.

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Prodyne K-3-A Set of 3 Cheese Knives, wood handle. Click on image for product information.


The middle knife in this set is good for cutting parmesan cheese (prior to grating). This entire knife set is useful for other cheeses too.

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True Fabrications Stainless Steel Cheese Lyre with Wire Cutter 2419. Click on image for product information.


The lyre is a device with a steel wire that is used to cut blue cheeses such as Roquefort.

 

 

Swissmar Girolle Cheese Scraper. Click on image for full product information.


There is also the girolle which is used to cut strips of the tête de moine (monk’s head) cheese to make shapes like rosettes or chanterelles/girolles mushrooms. I have an entire page of girolles if you would like to see more selection.

 

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Swiss Cheese Knife Set. Click on image for product details.

Here is another knife set, this one from a Swiss company, known for quality.

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In summary there are many other kinds of cheese knives that were invented for the specific needs manufactured in countries where cheese is part of the food of the people.