“ Brand: Other Brands / Product Type: Cheese Knife „
For Christmas my friend brought me a set of Cheese Brigade cheese knives. They are in a special presentation cheese knife block that is made of copper and looks like a small knife block.
Included in the set is a Colonel Parker Hard Cheese knife that is used to cut and slice hard cheese like Cheddar or Edam. This knife is the one in the centre of the photograph above.
The knife is perfect for its intended purpose and I have made many a cheese and onion sandwich using this knife. It lets me neatly slice cheese however thick or thin I want it and is superbly sharp so I don't get cracks in my cheese slices or, worse, lumps of cheese breaking off the block as I cut.
The knife is comfortable to hold and the handle is an unusual shape that fits comfortably in my hand. Because the blade and handle are in one piece there is no chance of the handle working loose and that is a relief because that is what happened to my last cheese knife.
This is the most used knife in my set because it not only cuts hard cheese very well but also glides through softer cheese like brie and camembert. I have a separate knife for cutting these cheeses but when I am just doing cheese and biscuits for me I don't see the sense in dirtying and washing 2 knives so just use this Hard Cheese knife. The only thing it does not cut well that I have found is Wensleydale because it just makes it crumble and makes a mess.
When my grandaughters are staying with me on a Saturday night I will sometimes do a cheeseboard with a nice selection for them to try. I get my whole cheese knife block out but they usually argue over this one because it saves all the messing about and swapping knives. They like the prongs on the end because they can cut themselves a piece of cheese off the block and then skewer it on the prong at the end of the knife to put it on their plate.
I would recommend all of the Cheese Brigade knives to any lover of cheese because they, and this one in particular, are versatile and make easy work of cutting and slicing cheese. My friend paid £50 for my set of knives but they are all available individually in good quality cookware shops and online with each knife costing between £12 and £18.