The Best Cheese Knives for Every Occasion
There are few things that bring as much joy as a beautifully designed cheese board. I'd even consider it an art form, putting together an aesthetically pleasing platter of gooey brie, crumbly parmesan, firm manchego, and the sometimes-polarizing blue cheese. The ultimate accompaniment to the cheeseboard is the cheese knife, which can serve as both a decorative accessory and a functional tool.
From serrated knives to pronged cheese forks, there are a ton of options to choose from. We spoke to Jill Allen, Director of Product Excellence in Research & Development at Tillamook County Creamery Association about the importance of finding the right cheese knife.
"Cheese knives and tools are essential to properly cutting the perfect wedge of cheese," says Allen, who recommends matching the type of knife you use to the style of cheese you plan to eat. "Different types of knives are used to cut different styles and densities of cheeses, as to not damage or crush the structure and shape," she added.
To help you find the right set, we rounded up the best cheese knives you can buy online.
- Best Overall: Prodyne Multi-Use Knife
- Best for Slicing: Boska Cheese Slicer with White Oak Handle
- Best for Soft Cheese: Laguiole 3-Piece Cheese Knife Set
- Best Rustic: Silver Twig Soft Cheese Knife
- Best Stainless Steel: Zwilling 3-Piece Cheese Knife Set
- Best Marble: Marble Cheese Knives Set
- Best Gourmet Option: Wüsthof Gourmet Cheese Knife Set
- Best Value: Freehawk 4-Piece Set
Best Overall: Prodyne Multi-Use Knife
Best for Slicing: Boska Cheese Slicer with White Oak Handle
Best for Soft Cheese: Laguiole 3-Piece Cheese Knife Set
Best Rustic: Silver Twig Soft Cheese Knife
Best Marble: Marble Cheese Knives Set
Best Stainless Steel: Zwilling 3-Piece Cheese Knife Set
Best Gourmet Option: Wüsthof Gourmet Cheese Knife Set
Best Value: Freehawk 4-Piece Set
Allen says that cheese knives are more than an accessory—they're an essential tool that can make cutting and serving cheese easier. The Prodyne Multi-Use Knife (view at Amazon) combines durability and functionality, making for a versatile tool that can tackle a wide variety of cheeses no matter the shape or texture.
For this piece, our food editors thoroughly researched available options, analyzed competitor recommendations, and consulted cheese expert Jill Allen, the Director of Product Excellence in Research & Development at Tillamook County Creamery Association. Jill has a Wisconsin State Cheese Graders License and holds the distinction of American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional.