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A Cut Above

slicerCheese planes, or slicers, shave our favorite food into glorious ribbons; professionals often use this tool when offering tastes to customers because it allows them to pull wafer-thin slices. We like simple, non-adjustable planes as they are less prone to complication. This decorative model is the result of a partnership between a 125-year-old cutlery company and the reputable Santa Fe Stoneworks, which crafts the beautiful stone handles. Each comes with a lifetime warranty because, as Santa Fe Stoneworks owner Bob Wirtel says, “We want people to use these, not just buy them and keep them in a box.”

Slicers are $50 – $60 from Amazon and Santa Fe Stoneworks.

Sasha Davies

Sasha Davies lives in Portland, where she and her husband own and operate Clay Pigeon Winery and the wine bar and café Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon. She is author of The Guide to West Coast Cheese and the recently published The Cheesemaker’s Apprentice. You can follow her at sashadavies.com.