A celebration of cheese
We were very lucky to have been introduced to cheesemonger Ed Goodman of the Cheese Stall, Winchester earlier this year who was interested in collaborating with us to design the ultimate cheese knife. The result is our aptly named Le Grand Fromage – a beauty of a blade whose origins were inspired by the cheese knives favoured by the Dutch and a league away from the ubiquitous and usually disappointingly inept cheese knives often relegated to the back of the kitchen drawer after just one outing.
Our original brief was to design a curved blade capable of slicing a Brie de Meaux in one smooth, clean slice, yet be equally up to the challenge of tackling exceedingly hard cheeses such as Mimolette (visually reminiscent of a dusty cannonball and otherwise known as Boule de Lille) that would usually need cutting using a cheese wire or guillotine.
The concave geometry and increased depth of the blade ensures a fine entry with minimal drag through any cheese, whilst the curved edge allows for a satisfying rock, the spherical handle at the tip proving comfortable and allowing for a secure grip particularly useful when tackling harder cheeses where a more forceful grip is required.
The handle is hand finished pale English walnut, whilst the triple black, green and white liner of the handle was designed to reflect the dark green tiles of Ed’s cheese tasting room and his company branding, with the black of the liner echoed in the Cheese Stall logo engraving in the centre of the blade.
If you’re searching for a gift for someone who is serious about their cheese this would make a superb gift, guaranteed to transform any cheese and wine evening into a celebration and certain to be a conversation starter.
For the ultimate gift, why not take a look at our Le Grand Fromage Cheese Knife Set which includes a perfectly proportioned accompanying cheese board and presentation cheese knife gift box?
We can customise the knife engraving to anything you’d like and work with you to create the perfect set in your choice of wood, stripes or any of our contemporary materials. As ever, if you’re interested in creating a really special gift, or would like to customise any set, please get in touch. Anything is possible.
Precision engineered from the highest quality high-tech 14c28n Sandvik Swedish steel and sharpened by hand and eye for the ultimate cutting edge.
As with every Savernake knife, Le Grand Fromage features our trademark concave hollow grind, expertly blended into a tapering convex cutting edge. This means it is both incredibly light, and easy to hone. It also allows for smoother cutting and slicing due to reduced metal passing through the ingredient, and less sticking, due to the reduced surface contact. Quite simply, the concave hollow grind is the business.
- Cuts hard and soft cheeses with equal ease
- Curved blade is designed to slice a Brie de Meaux in one clean cut
- English Walnut handle with triple liner
- Sandvik 14c28n steel
- Customisable with your own blade engraving
Covid 19 Update
To ensure the safety and well being of our small team of knife makers we have implemented additional measures in our workshop to enable us to continue to make custom knives and accessories. The need for us to minimise the number of people in any one area of the workshop at any given time – plus ensuring all knives are sanitised prior to posting – means that our average lead time is currently around 4 to 6 weeks.
- Every Savernake product is made to order. The quest for perfection takes time, so in normal circumstances please allow 3-4 weeks for your order to arrive (see below for Gift Boxes, Cards & Panic Department).
- Need it sooner? Please get in touch and we’ll always do our best to help.
- Your order will be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery in its specially-designed tubular Savernake packaging and guidance on knife care.
- Gift Boxes, Cards & Ready Made items will be posted as soon as possible upon ordering (same working day if order is placed before 2pm)
We charge £40 flat rate delivery for delivery worldwide
Our products are guaranteed for a lifetime. We also offer a reconditioning service for damaged knives for a small fee.
We’re sure you’ll love your new knife. If there’s something not right with your order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Personalised engraving is included on all knives
With proper care, our knives are guaranteed for a lifetime of use
Delivery to UK included, flat rate shipping worldwide