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Cheese is an essential part of life. Whether it's melted on a burger, piled atop some nachos, or decorated in the fancy fashion of a cheeseboard. If cheese is placed out at a party, it's getting eaten. Heck, I'd probably carry around a full block of cheese if it wasn't frowned upon. Good thing there are useful kitchen tools like the cheese slicer around.
True queso connoisseurs will say that no two types of cheeses are alike, especially when it comes to cutting them. Mozzarella is different than manchego is different than muenster. With the impressive state of charcuterie boards these days, knowing how to slice cheese is a great way to wow house guests while taking your appetizer game to a new level.
Best Cheese Slicers
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1. Westmark Germany Multipurpose Stainless Steel Cheese and Food Slicer with Board and Adjustable Thickness Cheese Slicer
The Westmark is a high-quality cheese slicer that is sure to become one of your favorite countertop gadgets. The stainless steel blade and cast-aluminum handle can be adjusted for thick or thin slices of hard or semi-hard cheeses as well as charcuterie, sausages, and even vegetables.
Westmark has been making kitchen products since the 1950s. The German-born brand trusts in the cheese slicing capabilities of this model so much, they've included a 5-year warranty. Dial the adjustable cheese slicer into your desired settings and cut the snack of your dreams.
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Handheld cheese slicers are sometimes also called cheese planes, which makes sense because especially tasty pieces always make me feel like I'm flying. Boska is another international brand, and they have specialized in quality kitchen supplies for 120 years. That explains why the ergonomic handle makes this cheese knife a best seller.
Planes like this are made for hard cheeses. Fortunately, Boska also sells a line of dishwasher-safe slicers and graters for every cheese from parmesan to brie (and all the textures in between). This knife is comfy to use and will make your charcuterie boards look better than ever.
Best Bang for the Buck
3. RSVP International White Marble Cheese Slicer & Cutting Board, 5" x 8" | Cut Cheeses, Meats, & Other Appetizers | Each Piece Unique in Marble Coloring | Stainless Steel Wire Cheese Slicer
Wire cheese cutters are known to create clean lines through various types of good stuff, especially soft cheeses and semi-soft types of cheese too. The stainless steel cutting wire is used to slice through cheese with just a pull of a lever. The marble platform provides a place to pile all your cheddar, gouda, and gruyere.
Not only does the cheeseboard look good on tabletops, but RSVP includes two additional replacement wires should something happen to your slicer (or you wear out the first wire). With all the cheese cutting you'll be doing, you're probably going to end up needing it.