The knowledge on how properly to handle Brie, or knowing how different that is to slicing Chèvre, is not something we are born with. We live and we learn.
Here is a quick and easy guide to cutting cheese – and don’t forget to use a clean or new knife for each one.
HOW TO CUT WHEELS AND ROUNDS:
This is an easy one – it is just like cutting a cake! Cut even-sized wedges starting from the centre to the outer edge. Pro tip: start by cutting the wheel in half first. It will make it much easier to create similar sized pieces.
HOW TO CUT A WEDGE OF SOFT CHEESE:
Right, so you have a wedge of Brie. Work backwards from the point, slicing towards the rind or outer edge.
HOW TO CUT PYRAMID AND SQUARE SHAPED CHEESE:
This is also pretty simple – cut into triangles or wedges, starting from the centre.
HOW TO CUT ROQUEFORT:
Cut Roquefort into triangles beginning from the lower end of the wedge. Remember, the first cut should be a corner.