We love cheese. In fact, in most cases we’d rather be at home creating beautiful dairy displays accented by fresh sliced fruit and salami rivers of glory. But getting into cheese as a category can be daunting, especially when you’re lost in the cheese shop and if you aren’t properly equipped. We’ve pulled some basic essentials for those looking to take it to the next level.
The Best Go-To Cheese Knives
Laguiole makes some of the finest knives in the world, and these cheese knives are no exception. This set includes a cleaver for those extra hard cheeses, a spreader for ridiculously creamy brie, and a spear-tip knife that can create oh-so-gorgeous shards of parmesan and easily serve to your guests.
The Best Classic Slate Cheese Board
Every cheese aficionado worth their salt has a slate cheese board. Slate naturally keeps your cheese at the perfect temperature and with the included soapstone chalk, you can mark directly on the board which cheese is which. We love this one for its non-skid pads on the bottom to prevent slipping (we do cry over spilled cheese) and because it’s sealed with mineral oil, it just needs a wipe with a damp cloth to make it fresher than ever.
The Best Modern Acacia Wood Cheese Board
When whipping up a quick snack for aperitivo hour we break out this acacia wood cheese board. The simple construction is actually visually complex through the acacia’s beautiful grain, which is then elevated by the stainless steel handles. It’s the perfect modern touch for a late-night cheese course.
The Best Tapas Serveware
When going for a huge, dare we say grazeboard spread, you’ll want multiple dishes, trays, and bowls to showcase your mountains of jamón, ocean of marinated olives, and as much manchego as the eye can see. This collection of hand painted serveware is up to the task with specialty plates and bowls for the most delectable displays.
The Best Way To Keep Cheese Fresh
When our CEO started using the Cheese Grotto, he soon realized that his life would never be the same. Drawing from both ancient cheese wisdom and contemporary technology, the Cheese Grotto allows you to create an optimal cheese storage climate right in your own kitchen. When storing unwrapped cheeses in the refrigerated Cheese Grotto Fresco, they stay fresh up to three times as long as stored regularly. This not only cuts down on food waste, but ensures your favorite triple crème will be fresh for weeks to come.