If you love cheese like just about anyone else, you may want to know the best ways to cut it. You may not know all the different types of cheese cutting tools there are, or that there are specific tools that you can use depending on the types of cheese you want to cut.
The following should be the guide you are looking for, especially if you have hard cheeses in mind.
|#1. Adjustable Roller Slicer|
|#2. Cheese Plane|
|#3. Narrow Plane Knife|
|#4. Chisel Knife|
|#5. Cheese Slicer and Board|
|#6. Cheddar Clever|
|#7. Flat Cheese Knife|
|#8. Cheese Grater|
|#9. Fork-Tipped Spear|
|#10. Small Spade|
|#11. Hard Cheese Knife|
|#12. Rind Cutter|
|#13. Parmesan Knife|
|#14. Tear-Shaped Knife|
How to Cut Hard Cheese
#1. Adjustable Roller Slicer
This is a cheese slicer that is great for cutting both hard and semi-soft types of cheese. It’s simple to use and adjustable for the thickness of slices you want. The wire will glide through most cheeses with ease.
#2. Cheese Plane
Here is a tool that is perfect for thinly slicing or shaving cheese. It smoothly moves through the cheese, both soft and hard, creating the perfect thin slices.
#3. Narrow Plane Knife
If you have an especially difficult to cut cheese, then you want this type of cheese knife. It is perfect for even the hardest cheeses.
#4. Chisel Knife
For those who enjoy a nice, crumbly cheese, the chisel knife works great. You can use this for chopping up hard, crumbly cheeses such as Romano, into nice bite-sized chunks.
#5. Cheese Slicer and Board
Sometimes a good slicing tool needs a companion to go with it. If you get a good slicer, make sure you have a nice wooden cutting board to go with it. It will provide a nice surface for cutting on, and it can turn into a great serving tray when you’re done slicing. These are usually paired with wire slicers.
#6. Cheddar Clever
Don’t let the name of this tool fool you. It can be used to cut more varieties of cheese than just cheddar. It is specially designed to cut through the hardest cheeses, especially cheddar.
#7. Flat Cheese Knife
This knife can be used for soft or hard varieties of cheese. It is basically a smaller version of a cleaver knife. It can also be used for serving purposes.
#8. Cheese Grater
This is one of the more common tools used for hard cheeses. There are different types of graters, different sizes and will grate your cheese in different ways. It all depends on how finely you want the cheese grated.
#9. Fork-Tipped Spear
This particular tool is great for different hard cheeses. It works wonderfully to cut and lice cheese. And it makes for a nice presentation for guests.
#10. Small Spade
When you want a good wedge instead of a slice, there is the perfect tool for the job. A small spade works great with hard cheeses because it allows you to cut the cheese into any size wedge you desire.
#11. Hard Cheese Knife
The name of this pretty much says it all. It’s a knife specifically designed for cutting into hard cheeses. It, perhaps, will get the most use out of all your cheese cutting tools.
#12. Rind Cutter
Here is something that comes in handy for the types of cheeses with a thick rind. It will cut smoothly through the rind with ease. Once the rind is cut, the rest of the work will be real easy.
#13. Parmesan Knife
Another tool which sounds self-explanatory. It is used to cut through parmesan, breaking it into chunky pieces. It can also be used in the same way on other hard cheeses.
#14. Tear-Shaped Knife
Tear-shaped knives are ideal for hard cheeses. They can slice into the cheese nicely. And when used properly and with the right cheese, you will be left with no mess and the perfect type of crumble (should you desire your cheese crumbled) or the perfect slice.
Whether you realized it or not, there are lots of different tools you can use for cheese. However you want to slice, shave, chunk, or grate your cheese, there is the perfect tool for that.
There are also multiple types of certain tools you can use. It may seem a bit daunting to pick something that is right for cutting cheese.
But there is a proper tool for whatever type of cheese you want to cut. If you still don’t know the best tool for the job, then if all else fails, go with a knife. It might not have the prettiest or most even results, but it works.