Use Dental Floss To Slice Difficult Cheeses

Some cheese just isn't easy to handle with a knife — particularly if it's really soft or crumbly. Food weblog The Kitchn recommends a different tool for these cheeses: standard dental floss.

If you're spreading or mixing the cheese, this obviously isn't necessary, but if you need it cut into nice slices, dental floss is the way to go:

If the cheese is small, you can hold it in one hand while your other pulls the floss taught and does the cutting. For larger situations, place cheese on a surface, shimmy the floss beneath it, and simply slice up, holding both ends of the floss and crossing the two ends to complete the cut. Then repeat in equal intervals.

Just don't use the mint-flavored kind. Eww.

My Uncool Kitchen Tool: Dental Floss [The Kitchn]


    Dear LH,

    Sometimes I wonder - 'Is this a real thing?'

    Do people (meaning more than one guy) actually do this? And if so, in what context is a cheese 'difficult' requiring the use of floss to slice it?

    At a higher level, are these real problems requiring creative solutions, or at least, solutions worth publishing? Is the value of the tip in it's application, or in our appreciation of the application of creativity? Sometimes, I really do wonder.

      this is how they cut softer cheeses and tofu commercially you know right?
      Although i believe they use a wire rather than dental floss

        I knew about the wire - like I know about toilet paper, but wouldn't post an article about substituting newspaper for this purpose.

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