From holiday parties to afternoon picnics on a warm sunny afternoon, if you don’t have some sort of delicious cheese and crackers to serve — are you even entertaining? That’s right, no party is complete with an assortment of cheese, and the best way to serve that cheese is with one of the cheese knife sets in our ranking, offered alongside a nice assortment of crackers and maybe even some sausage. One choice even includes a cheese board of its own. With a cheese knife set from this list, this, you’ll have the cheesiest party in town — in the best way possible.
Our Top Picks
Cut to the chase. Here’s a quick look at our cheese knife set reviews.
|Best Overall: Jean Dubost Laguiole 3-Piece Cheese Knife Set.|
With a spreader, a serving knife, and a cleaver, this cheese knife set is both stylish and functional.
|3-Piece Set: Wusthof 8843 Plum Wood Charcuterie Set.|
Stainless steel blades and plum wood handles means this Wusthoff set is not just high-quality, it also looks fantastic.
|4-Piece Set: Zulay Premium Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set.|
This 4-piece cheese knife set comes complete with a BPA-free bamboo cheese board.
|6-Piece Set: LUNAR Premium 6-Piece Cheese Knife Set.|
For fancier affairs, we like the LUNAR 6-piece cheese set, for soft, hard, and medium cheeses.
|Mini Knife Set: BOSKA Copenhagen Mini Cheese Knife Set.|
Picnic-ready, the BOSKA Copenhagen mini cheese knife set is lightweight and dishwasher safe.
|Budget Set: Farmhouse 4 Piece Gourmet Cheese Knives Set.|
Easy to hold with wooden handles, the best cheese knife set for not a lot of money is the Farmhouse 4 piece.
|Deluxe Set: Cutco Cheese 2-Piece Knife Set.|
For the ultimate in entertaining, the most deluxe cheese knife set we reviewed comes from Cutco.
A Closer Look: Best Cheese Knife Sets
Settle in and enjoy a bigger slice of what we liked — and some things consumers didn’t like — about each cheese knife set we reviewed.
1. Jean Dubost Laguiole 3-Piece Cheese Knife Set
The best cheese knife set overall.
Brand: Laguiole | Handles: Stainless Steel | Included: Spreader, Cleaver, Serving Knife | Features: Wooden Gift Box | Price: 💰💰💰
Stylish and functional, the first cheese knife set we reviewed is perfect for those who frequently entertain. With a spreader for softer cheeses, a cleaver for hard cheeses, and a serving knife included in the wooden gift box, this set has stainless steel handles. It’s also easy to clean, and it’s all dishwasher safe, we learned.
The distinctive Laguiole “bee” logo figures prominently on each grip, and otherwise, the set is the perfect for all sorts of different cheeses, doubling not just for personal use but also as a great gift idea, pairing well aesthetically with a rustic cheese board. Hand drying the blades is required to prevent water spots, however.
- Elegant looking
- Useful and attractive
- High-quality cheese knives
- Handles too thick, some say
- Subpar box quality, according to reports
2. Wusthof 8843 Plum Wood Charcuterie Set
The best 3-piece cheese knife set.
Brand: Wusthof | Handles: Plum Woord | Included: Soft Cheese Knife, Sausage Knife, Pâté Knife | Price: 💰💰💰💰
Laser-cut with stamped high-carbon stainless-steel blades and riveted plum wood handles, this Wusthof 3-piece charcuterie set is a great choice for cheese, but also sausage and pâté. The sausage knife is serrated, doubling nicely for both sausage and crusty bread, but for cheese specifically, we like how the 5-inch cheese knife has holes in the blade to help keep soft cheese from sticking.
Otherwise, the blades are full tang, with a nice rosy hue to the plum wood handles. If your tastes run more along the lines of medium and hard cheeses, this may not be the best set for you, and there is no gift box included with purchases. Nevertheless, consumers call the Wusthof 8843 well made and fantastic looking, however you like to entertain.
- Resists rusting
- Triple-riveted blades
- Hold edge, sharpens well
- Little pricey
- Soft cheeses only
- No board included
3. Zulay Premium Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set
The best 4-piece cheese knife set.
Brand: Zulay Kitchen | Handles: Bamboo | Included: 4 Knives and a Serving Board | Features: Drawer for Knives | Price: 💰💰
Why buy a 4-piece cheese knife set and a cheese board separately, when the next product in our ranking sells both in one convenient package? The blades in this set are stainless steel, with wooden handles that are suitable for all different types of cheese: hard, soft, and medium. And importantly, the board included in the Zulay set is BPA free, and there’s even a hidden tray included for even more versatility while entertaining, both indoors and outside.
Overall, the set presents cheese nicely, according to reports, and the sustainable materials from which it’s made are a particularly important feature for most who’ve used it. Zulay is also a family-owned business. Otherwise, this product is sturdy, with many convenient features like a hollowed-out area on the tray for crackers. Care instructions are easy to follow, and it’s all a cinch to keep clean — a good choice for both small gatherings and larger dinner parties, we learned.
- Looks beautiful
- Very heavy and sturdy
- Big enough for larger groups
- Questionable drawer durability
- Some shipping issues reported
- Cheese knives on the small side
4. LUNAR Premium 6-Piece Cheese Knife Set
The best 6-piece cheese knife set.
Brand: ICOSA Living | Handles: Stainless Steel | Included: Thin, Heart, Chisel, and Pronged Knives, Sering Fork & Spreader | Price: 💰💰
If you or the person for whom you’re shopping like to entertain large groups of people, the next cheese knife set we reviewed includes six pieces with options for soft, medium, and hard cheeses. Nicely, it all comes packaged well and ready to give as a gift as soon as it arrives. Otherwise, the kit has many utensils that you just won’t find in other cheese knife sets, like four different kinds of cheese knives, a cheese fork, and even a cheese spreader.
This nice assortment of cheese knives is one of the most popular features of the set, among those who’ve tried it for themselves. The blades and handles are nicely balanced, we learned, and the set is otherwise versatile enough for both professional and private gatherings. The box the set arrives in looks sleek, and perfectly suited to give as a gift, with a nice assortment of blades in a number of shapes and sizes that are appropriate for any occasion.
- Very sturdy
- Handles feel great
- Good value for the price
- Some shipping issues reported
- Faint odor when they first arrive
- Handles could have a shinier finish
5. BOSKA Copenhagen Mini Cheese Knife Set
The best mini cheese knife sets.
Brand: Boska | Handles: Stainless Steel | Included: 10 Year Warranty | Features: Hollow Blade Edge | Price: 💰
If your idea of a nice afternoon at a park is a nice cheese and cracker picnic, then the next cheese knife set in our list could be right for you. This mini cheese knife set from BOSKA, in fact, is small and lightweight enough to pack along with you on camping trips or for just a backyard picnic, and appropriate for soft, medium, hard and spreadable cheese — whatever sounds appetizing in the moment.
Otherwise, the blades are stainless steel with hollow blade edges, and those who like the kit comment on the one-piece construction and lightweight feel, while the blades arrive sharpened and ready to use. Notably, the slicer included in the set is functional with both Swiss and cheddar varieties, and the serrated edge on the slicer helps it cut cheese smoothly.
- Very sturdy
- Plenty sharp, according to most
- Arrives with blue tape on blades for safety
- Just OK, some say
- Too small for some
- More like toys, according to some
6. Farmhouse 4 Piece Gourmet Cheese Knives Set
The best budget cheese knife set.
Brand: Twine | Handles: Wood | Included: 3 Knives & 1 Fork | Features: Gift Box Included | Price: 💰
The Farmhouse 4-piece gourmet set is the best choice in our ranking for anyone shopping for knives on a budget. With stainless steel blades and wooden handles, the nicely packaged and affordably priced kit has the tools required for a variety of different types of cheeses — including a fork — and even though handwashing is required, it’s all very durably made, with a rustic style that pairs well with a blonde agate cheese board, we learned.
Otherwise, you’ll feel like the “host-est with the most-est” using the Farmhouse cheese set, according to one comment, with easy to grip wooden handles appropriate for a wedding gift or even for personal use: both stylish and functional, and an absolute necessity for any cheese board, according to reports. It’s also the perfect choice for a wine and cheese evening.
- Well made
- Look awesome
- Perfect for appetizer table
- Hand wash only
- Bit small, some say
- Rustic look not for everyone
7. Cutco Cheese 2-Piece Knife Set
The best deluxe cheese knife set.
Brand: Cutco | Handles: Thermo-Resin | Included: 2 Stainless Steel Blades | Features: Triple Rivet | Price: 💰💰💰💰💰
Although there are cheese knife sets in this list that offer a broader selection of different types of cheese knives, few match the quality of our last pick, the deluxe, 2-piece cheese knife set from Cutco. Contributing to the quality are the blades on the cheese knife and Santoku style trimmer, made from 440A high-carbon stainless steel and triple riveted to the highly-ergonomic thermo-resin handles.
Full tang, there’s also a thumb and forefinger lock for safety. User feedback confirms how well-made these high-end knives actually are, with the Santoku trimmer versatile enough for a number of kitchen tasks beyond just slicing and serving cheese, with hollowed out space to help keep soft cheese from sticking. Cutco is also one of the most well-established and respected brands in cutlery, and this product is American made.
- Universal fit
- Well balanced
- Versatile — used for more than just cheese
- Pretty pricey
- One a 2-piece set
- Black handles not for everyone
For this guide on cheese knives, our team spent 6 hours researching the 30 most popular options from brands and manufacturers big and small. We then read user reviews (both positive and negative) to discover what shoppers thought about each knife set. After comparing this data, we narrowed our list down to the top 7 best cheese knife sets on the market. You can count on this research to guide you to a mindful purchasing decision.
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