Cheese planes are a nice touch to catering presentations, and can be helpful in the back of the house as well. These useful utensils are made specifically for elegant cheese displays, and can help with service as well as cheese rationing. Made from stainless steel, these pieces are quality materials that will not rust or taint the cheese with any off-flavors. A variety of cheese plane styles are available, including a shaving model, a flat plane and a combination of the two. The shaving and combination models provide even, consistent slices of cheese that will not overwhelm your guests or empty your cheese supply too soon. With slight pressure, guests can cut all types of cheeses for themselves as well.
Flat planes are typically reserved for softer cheese, such as brie and camembert. These spatula-like utensils feature one flat end to cut cheese all the way through, and a thin platform to hold the shape of the cheese. The cheese can then be picked up and placed on a guest’s plate without the use of tongs.
Cheese is an expensive and delectable appetizer choice that can be easy for you kitchen since it is simply paired with fruits and crackers to make the perfect presentation. A little cheese can go a long way, but only with the right tools. Use these cheese planes to ensure that your guests get the perfect cut without wasting this gourmet treat or over-indulging prior to a time-intensive meal.