Cheese Knives



Cheese Knives

You know it’s going to be a good dinner when the cheese knives come out! Even better, the heart sings when you see a cheese knife set, suggesting a cheeseboard requiring different knives for different cheeses. 

The wide variety in types – and particularly textures – of cheese, has meant that there is also a variety of specialised knives to best serve each type.

Which cheese knife to buy?

Most common is a knife that looks like a butter knife, but its end features a two-pointed fork in order to transfer cut cheese to your plate. 

A softer cheese like brie or camembert may require more of a spade shape, depending on the ripeness of the cheese. 

The cleaver-style knife, with its broad, sturdy blade, is best suited for breaking down large wheels or blocks of hard cheeses. 

Additionally, there are wire cheese cutters, perfect for portioning soft, crumbly cheeses such as feta or goat cheese, and cheese planes, featuring a flat, sharp blade ideal for slicing very thin portions of semi-hard to hard cheeses like cheddar or parmesan.

Using the right cheese knife ensures that each variety is cut cleanly and presented in its best form, preserving flavour and texture.