A cheese board provides a stylish and sturdy surface to both cut and present a variety of cheeses when entertaining. Pair your cheese cutting board with a cheese knife for that perfect slice. Specialty knives are made for certain types of cheeses, so choose one that works well for your favorites.
Cheese Boards Styles
Traditional boards are made of wood such as bamboo or walnut. Other choices include slate, porcelain or plastic cutting boards. A marble cheese board set gives you a sophisticated way to dress up your serving table.
If you’re short on space, choose a nesting cheese board for compact storage. For a fun twist at a dinner party, use a slate cheese board with soapstone chalk. You can write down the names of each cheese variety, so your guests can pick and choose their favorites. A large cheese board makes a statement as a centerpiece on a buffet table, while a small, round cheese board is ideal for passing around the room.
How to Choose a Cheese Knife
Cheese knives come in different shapes, thicknesses and sharpness. Choose one that’s fit for the selection you serve.
● Hard Cheeses. A sharp, stiff knife is best for cutting hard cheeses like cheddar and Gouda. Some knives have fork-like tines on the end that allow you to pick up the cheese for serving. A cheese slicer board is a convenient option for making fast, uniform cuts.
● Soft Cheeses. Use a cheese spreader for serving soft cheeses like Brie or Camembert. You can also use it to layer spreads like hummus or tapenades on your favorite crackers.
For the ultimate convenience, select a cheese knife set with a cheese board as an all-in-one entertaining accessory.