How to slice up different types of cheese?

The most important rule when cutting cheese: the taste is more intense closer to the cheese rind, so each piece of served cheese has to have some rind.

How to slice up different types of cheese?

  • Divide the cheese into pieces of equal size in advance.
  • The taste is never the same throughout the entire cross-section of cheese: it is more intense closer to the rind because of the fermentation process on the surface.
  • The basic rule: each piece of cheese must have some rind: everyone must get an equal opportunity to taste it.
  • Discovering the nuances in taste is a part of the joy of tasting.
  • There are different knives for cutting different kinds of cheese: the most common knife has two characteristic sharp and slightly bent points; for hard cheese there is a grater and special knife allowing cutting into thin slices and small pieces; there is also a special knife for "digging" very hard cheeses (Ribanac, Parmesan, Pecorino, Grana Padano); wire butter knife used for cutting cheeses of fragile texture. (Roquefort, Gorgonzola, fresh goat cheeses).
Brie Camembert
BRIE CAMEMBERT
Emmental Cheddar
 EMMENTAL  CHEDDAR
Gorgonzola Madrigal
 GORGONZOLA  MADRIGAL
mozzarella Parmigiano Reggiano
 MOZZARELLA  PARMIGIANO REGGIANO
President Goat Cheeses Ribanac
PRESIDENT GOAT CHEESES RIBANAC

12/25/10