Serving cheese with the right knife makes a big difference to the enjoyment of the board. Avoid cheese sticking to your knife, or knives bending against hard cheese with the correct cutting tool. Use this guide to learn about which cheese knife suits which cheese, then purchase the colour, material and set that pleases your aesthetics.
Soft Cheese Knife
Prevents cheese sticking.
Can be used for other sticky food eg cake, egg.
Blade has wide tip and thin base
Soft cheese Can also use for butter, zucchini, cucumber
Fine gauge blade or wire, fitted to slotted board
Soft and creamed cheese, pate, or butter
Short, rounded blade and short handle
Wire Cheese Cutter
Cuts without sticking
Slices even pieces for sandwiches
Medium Hard cheese
Fine wire attached to handle
Hard Cheese Knife
Aged, hard cheese
Tough short, thick blade
Rectangular shape blade
Extra hard cheese (eg Berner Alpkase)
Triangular head with sharpened slot at base
Handle with good grip