The cheese slicer was first invented by the Norwegian carpenter Thor Bjørklund in the year 1925. The Bjorklund Cheese Slicer is perfect for portioning cheese into thin uniform slices. Today there are many fancy and types of cheese slicers available and each has its own pros and cons. Some cheese slicers use wires to cut through the cheese and others have surfaces that are similar to planes. There are also some cheese slicers that resembles knives with blades.
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Cheese Slicer Types
Cheese Plane: This type of cheese slicer employs a plane-like blade that cuts off small pieces and shavings of cheeses, and are ideal for medium firm cheeses. It gives you slices of uniform thickness and are easy to clean.
Wire mounted to a cutting board: This type of cheese slicer is useful for soft cheeses like chèvre and brie. If you’re cutting a log of chèvre, you get a similar cut by looping it with dental floss and pulling, and it’ll deform the log less. Also works well with medium firm cheeses.
Wire mounted on a handle with a roller: This cheese slicer works on semi-soft to medium firmness cheeses (or cheese food); anything that’ll hold its shape in a block (even Velveta), but not what you’d consider a hard cheese. This cheese slicer have a bottom plate on which a block of cheese can be placed, a vertical guide rod mounted on the bottom plate having an external thread on which a slicing arm with a slicing string, and a roundel with an internal thread, which is received on the external thread. The slicer also has a holding arm, which holds the upper part of the block of cheese in position during the slicing operation.
Top 4 Best Cheese Slicers
1. Fox Run Marble Cheese Slicer
Our Rating: (4.0 / 5)
Fox Run Marble Cheese Slicer is an attractive white marble slicer that is ideal for slicing hard and soft cheeses. It makes uniform slices of cheese and comes with two replacement wires. The slot of the wire is tapered and with tight wires that cuts the cheese quickly and with clean slices. The pivot for the handle is in the perfect spot that allows maximum leverage of the wire against the cheese. This slicer is also easy to clean.
2. Prodyne 805B Thick Beech wood Cheese Slicer
Our Rating: (4.3 / 5)
This cheese slicer looks attractive and have high-tension stainless-steel cutting wire that can cuts through medium soft cheeses without sticking and harder cheeses without breaking. The Prodyne 805B Thick Beech wood Cheese Slicer is built-in stylish black arm with handle grip that gives perfect slice, thick or thin, every time. Its an excellent slicer, easy to clean and can slice tomatos and cucumbers.
3. Norpro 330 Heavy Duty Adjustable Cheese Slicer
Our Rating: (4.0 / 5)
This cheese slicer is sturdy and made of heavy duty zinc alloy. It includes extra stainless steel cutting wire. The maximum thickness for a slice is around 1/8. It does not work well for slicing fresh mozarella cheese which is soft and tears easily.
4. RSVP White Marble Cheese Slicer Board
Our Rating: (4.1 / 5)
The RSVP Marble Cheese Slicer helps keep cheese cool while the durable stainless steel wire cuts either hard or soft cheese. Rubber feet protect your countertop or table. Extra wire included.