HOW TO CUT CHEESE

ROUND

ROUND

HOW TO CUT A ROUND CHEESE - SUCH AS BRIE OR CAMEMBERT

Place the cheese on your cutting board and start by cutting it in half, straight down the center. Continue by cutting the halves into two pieces until you feel that they are the correct size and quantity. To make sure that the serving size remains the same, always cut into evenly sized wedges, like you would a pie. 

SQUARE

SQUARE

HOW TO CUT A SQUARE CHEESE - SUCH AS CHEDDAR

When dealing with a block of cheese, cutting the pieces too thin means your cheese will dry out faster, while being harder to cut.

With a square start by cutting corner to corner into 2 triangles then continue to divide the triangles into smaller equal triangles as shown.

SHORT WEDGE

SHORT WEDGE

LONG WEDGE

LONG WEDGE

HOW TO CUT A WEDGE CHEESE - SUCH AS BRIE

There are several ways to cut cheese wedges.

In smaller soft cheeses, the center is often the ripest part, and it is worth sharing if you are having guests. Having already cut the cheese into triangles, cut off the tip of the cheese and follow by slicing lengthwise from the rear, towards the part where you previously sliced the tip. 

Another way to cut the wedge is to leave the tip on. Slice the wedge lengthwise, as you did before, this time without cutting the tip. 

Larger wedges should be cut in even smaller sections, to compensate for the size. To do this, lay the wedge on its side. Begin by cutting the tip diagonally towards the rear and slice the remaining part across the middle. Do this until you reach the rear or have enough cheese.