Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cheese Knives!

Dear Reader,

I told you a while back that I had ordered something from the nice people at CSN Stores.  Something that I really wanted.  Well the cheese knives have arrived!  I don't have a proper set of cheese knives, which is really unbelievable given the amount of cheese I consume.  I ordered the Henckles knives, and I guess I didn't look at the dimensions, because they are really big.  Big and scary looking!  See for yourself:

I'm not sure what the big guillotine one is for, but it's easily a foot long.

Last night we had a family gathering at my father's house in Connecticut.  The perfect setting to test the new knives.  Here's how it went down.

My stepmother, Cynthia, hesitates before slicing into the Camembert.  The extra long handle seems unwieldy, and its glinting blade threatens.

My husband reacts to my instruction to "cut the cheese."

My daughter would win the Hunger Games.  Especially armed with this dagger.

Wresting the knife from my daughter, I attack the Pecorino.  The knife's long handle actually makes it easy to carve a solid slice from the cheese.

The tip of the knife is pronged, allowing for nice flaking action.

The little knife slides easily into the Camembert,

resulting in a perfect slice of cheese to lay upon a cracker, and the remaining cheese is not smooshed down as so often happens with inferior cheese knives.

In summation, these knives are perhaps not the prettiest, but they are really excellent for cutting the cheese.

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