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Offline John (CH)

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Cutting Cheese - Cheese Wires
« on: September 12, 2009, 07:36:33 AM »
From US based CulinaryCookware I ordered a pack of 10 French Matfer Bourgeat brand Wire Cheese Or Butter Cutters.

I ordered the shorter 300 mm/11-7/8" ones for 10 for USD10.20 plus shipping rather than the only other choice was an extra long 800 mm/31.5" for USD13.59 plus shipping.

I have no long thin knife to cut my wheels so up to now use a thick knife which sticks to the cheese and thus I have to push hard to cut them.

And for member Carter, no I didn't get a free pen with my order :D.
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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 08:33:16 AM »
Thanks for posting these.  I'm contemplating a purchase now.
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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009, 08:45:00 AM »
Baby Chee, you are welcome, simple tool but the cheapest I'd found online in US was @ USD5 + 5 shipping for one! So 10 for USD10 was a no-brainer.

Plus it was only an add on as I ordered a Salometer, long spatula as a Curd Knife, and long skimmer type ladle from the same webstore.

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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009, 08:51:51 AM »
Nice. Have you tried them on cheese yet?

I was wondering about making those myself. How thick is the wire in your cutters? I assume it's stainless steel?

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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 10:44:04 AM »
I was thinking stainless steel fishing wire or guitar strings on a wooden dowel.


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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 10:46:48 AM »
Debi, me too ;)

A nice exercise in wood turning, I'm thinking. I would have some scrap rosewood that could be used for this...

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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009, 10:57:33 AM »
Thanks for the tip, John. I will be looking into that myself. I've been using a metal pizza cutter. Those might make cutting blocks of wax easier too, without my having to buy a plug-in heated wax cutter.

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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009, 11:27:54 AM »
Riha, the website doesn't say but I assume they are stainless steel as otherwise in humid climate here in Houston they would rust quite quickly. Nope haven't used yet, soon ;). I don't have a tool for measuring how thick the wire is. So here's a picture of a flex test. From above picture you can see wire is already partly bent, handles are solid plastic but small and total wire length is 300 mm/11-7/8". Hope it gives you a feel for the wire's thickness/strength, they are thin but not that thin like you get on some fine fishing line. I couldn't see reeling this onto a fishing reel.

I'd have never found them in that webstore if after choosing my other items I hadn't had a quick search on that website on word "cheese".

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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009, 10:00:12 PM »
They appear thicker than I first thought.

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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2009, 12:15:20 PM »
I wonder how the Stainless Steel wire i used for my curd knife would do in this capacity...

I will give it a try.

I have about 570feet of this left over....

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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2009, 10:21:00 PM »
Well Wayne you have plenty for back up!  ;)

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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2009, 07:07:54 AM »
If someone would like to try this wire, I would be happy to coil up 6ft of my wire and send it free of charge.

(Otherwise, It will never get used....)
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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2009, 08:06:45 PM »
I have a roll of fishing wire I still haven't gotten around to using! I wonder how that'd work if it were tied to a hack saw? Maybe a nice chrome one?

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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2009, 08:08:04 PM »
I would just make sure it's stainless steel.
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Re: Cheese Wires - For Cutting Cheese
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2009, 08:10:49 PM »
Ah good point! I forgot about that - DUH!