A heavy-duty knife like this is ideal for hard cheeses, as the two handles allow the cheesemonger to use extra leverage and balanced pressure.
The curved blade and double handles on this knife make it possible for a cheesemonger to cleave a large, hard-textured wheel of cheese using a slight rocking motion.
A monger needs the right clothes to protect himself and his cheese.
Offset knife allows the blade to come down through the cheese ahead of the handle, sidestepping the frustration of
an incomplete cut, especially with a soft cheese.
The minimal surface area on this blade means no sticking when cutting through a soft cheese, and the pronged point makes it easy to pick up slices.
Together, these three knives are designed to crack open a massive wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano. The hooked point on one knife scores the thick rind; the sharp, flat edge of the longest knife is...
A cheese “bow” is made specifically for cutting messy, softer-textured cheeses, such as Roquefort.
Designed for cutting very large wheels of cheese, this tool is especially helpful with hard,
densely textured wheels.
Wellies are intentionally white in order to expose dirt before entering a very sanitary environment—such as the creameries you might visit.