“ Brand: Sainsbur's / Type: Cheese Slice „
We eat a lot of cheese in our house. Not only do my husband and I adore it and often just have cheese and biscuits for dinner but our two kids and our dog adore cheese too. I'm more than happy to serve it to them
This kitchen tool is the best way I have ever found of slicing cheese off a block but having recently conducted a little survey of my own making amongst my friends, no one owns one of these in their house... We have always had one, my mum had one from America so that's the way we always sliced cheese when I was younger so maybe I just got the idea from them and its an American thing and not a big English thing. Anyway, its the most convenient and easy way I know to slice cheese and am trying to convert all my friends.
The tool has a handle and then at the end of the handle is a flat plane with a slit at the end with a sharp blade at the top of the slit. If it's hard to imagine as I am not explaining it well there is a picture at the top of this review to show you. Then all you do it pull the plane along the block of cheese and the blade will hook onto the end of the cheese and cut you off a nice slice of cheese all the way along the block. The end of the plane is slightly at an angle so you hold the plane at an angle to get a proper cut.
One thing you do need to be careful of is at the end of the block as the plane can often pull off a little knob of cheese and they you have a bit of broken cheese but that is not such a bad thing.
The plane is really easy to clean, you don't get any cheese stuck in the blade as it just falls out and then I put the plane in the dishwasher and it comes out perfectly clean.
The plane is made of stainless steel and costs just £4.00so it is well worth investing if you like your cheese sliced!