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    Cheese knife?

    I now have a cheeseboard to do at work....so...

    what kind of knives do you use for cheese? Ever used one of those funky looking cheeseknives? The guy before me had this old cleaver which he used because it was kind of hilarious.

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    I'd go with a thin petty

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    I've been using a thin petty. It doesn't really work that well...the cleaver worked better! I have a pot of hot water next to me which helps though.

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    For soft cheese, any narrow blade to avoid dragging. I use a non-serrated steak knife. For Roquefort, wide and thin to keep a piece together. For very old hard cheese, any both thin and stiff blade, I use an old Victorinox scimitar.

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    Depends on the cheese really.
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    A piece of thin, strong wire with a piece of wooden dowel attatched to each end is pretty efficient for most cheeses. Really hard cheese still needs a knife.

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    Maybe a Rhino Chop? lol, really depends on the cheese. My kids eat an insane amount of cheese so we just got one of those cheap knives with the holes in them to cut up jack, cheddar etc... For everything else I use a suji.

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    I tend to use a small-ish, thick (3mm at the spine, but with a good distal taper) cleaver. I think maybe it works because I've got the wide top of the blade where I can put the off hand to press down with, and since it isn't an expensive knife, I don't mind using it that way...

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    It does depend on the cheese but if you are breaking down full blocks of Cheddar, Gouda etc you will want a dedicated cheese knife. I'll leave a link. They make curved blades like this as well.

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    The mentioned 12" is too short for Gouda. Standard size is 380mm (15"), longer version, for some farm cheeses, is 460mm (18").

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