Simplest Ways to cut Different Types of Cheese

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Cheese may be one of the best food items to have on the menu, but it is also one of the most delicate ingredients to pack and store because of its freshness and tendency to go bad.

If you are someone new to the world of cheese, and want tips to cut and serve cheese to impress the guests, check out some of our simple tips with basic shapes of cheese. Remembering these methods will upgrade you from cheese novice to a cheese pro!

Pyramid Cheese

Pyramid Cheese may look pretty on the shelves, but requires deliberate thought and effort t when it comes to serving it out after cutting. Cheese like Haystack Peak can be cut like a wheel, from the centre, making small pyramid wedges for everyone to enjoy. Make sure it is equal to avoid fights!

Cheese in Blocks

Did you know there are many ways to cut cheese shaped in blocks? Feta Cheese is sold in blocks submerged in the brine. While it can be cut in small rectangular shapes as you would in a log, you can also dig a knife into the cheese and let it crumble at the breaking point, making it look more natural on the cheeseboard.

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Soft Cheese Wheel

Cheese like Brie is usually soft and formed in a wheel. For easy ways to store and serve this kind of cheese, cut it diagonally from the centre of the cheese, making small wedges. For easy cutting, make sure the cheese is fresh and cold, and make thinner wedges depending on the servings or occasion.

Cheese in Wedges

Cheese served in wedges are some of the trickiest ones to cut and serve, especially if they are plain or veined. Either cut wedges of cheese like Jarlsberg from the narrow point outwards in long wedges or slice it from the bottom centre. There is no perfect way, so try what works for you!

Log Cheese

Fresh goat cheese like the Chevre comes in the form of logs and are some of the easiest shapes in cheese to cut or store. Easily served on a cheese board, make sure to cut the log into moderately thin slices, not too thick or thin to avoid crumbling and give a desirable presentation.