Cheese Slicers That Will Change the Vibe of Your Kitchen

Different cheese slices laid on a cutting board with Dalstrong Gladiator Cheese Knife Set4-Piece Charcuterie & Cheese Knife Set | Gladiator Series | NSF Certified | Dalstrong

A cheese slicer is a fundamental kitchen utensil crafted for precise and effortless slicing of various cheese types. Among the diverse options available, an adjustable stainless steel cheese slicer stands out, offering versatility and efficiency in equal measure.

1. What Is A Cheese Slicer & Is It Really Necessary?

Different layers of cheese on a wooden cutting board with Dalstrong Gladiator Series Cheese Knife Set4-Piece Charcuterie & Cheese Knife Set Gladiator Series | NSF Certified

Cheese slicers are a must in every kitchen. Whether it’s garnishing pasta or zesting lemons, they are extremely handy and can make the job easier.

Cheese Graters As Kitchen Accessories 

In the world of kitchen accessories, you may be thinking, is a cheese slicer truly necessary? The answer is yes! You can use a knife for soft cheese slicing but it may result in uneven cuts, particularly when dealing with harder cheeses. An adjustable cheese slicer can help with grating or slicing cheese without much effort. 

Why You Need Cheese Slicers 

Whether crafting a soft cheese platter for guests or enjoying a solitary snack, a cheese slicer proves to be a time-saving and pragmatic addition to your kitchen. From efficiently slicing hard cheeses to delicately handling softer varieties, this kitchen tools can help tremendously. 

2. Types Of Cheese Slicers

A photo of a grated cheese with the Professional Extra Coarse Wide Cheese Grater | Dalstrong on top of a wooden board.Professional Extra Coarse Wide Cheese Grater | Dalstrong

Adjustable Cheese Slicer

An adjustable cheese slicer is a versatile kitchen tools that allows you to customize the thickness of your cheese slices. It is especially useful for those who enjoy a range of cheese textures in different recipes. The adjustable features, precision and adaptability, make it an incredible addition to any kitchen.

Rotary Cheese Grater

A rotary cheese grater helps the grating process by allowing you to effortlessly turn a handle to grate soft cheese. This type of grater is efficient and is an excellent choice for those who want a quick and convenient solution for shredding cheeses.

Box Cheese Grater

A box cheese grater typically comes with multiple grating surfaces, including fine, medium, and coarse. The box design ensures stability during use, and the different grating options help with different cheese textures. It's a reliable kitchen tools for any cheese enthusiast.

Handheld Cheese Slicer

A handheld cheese slicer offers simplicity and ease of use. With a handle and a fine, sharp blade, this type of slicer is perfect for creating uniform cheese slices for sandwiches, snacks, or garnishes. The design of these graters makes it a handy kitchen tools in any kitchen.

Collapsible Cheese Grater

A collapsible cheese grater is designed for easy storage and portability. It can be expanded for use and collapsed for tight storage, making it an ideal choice for those with limited kitchen space or for those who enjoy cooking on the go.

Flat Cheese Grater

The flat cheese grater features a flat design with a single grating surface. It's quite straightforward and efficient for grating cheese, especially for recipes that require a really precise texture.

Professional Zester Narrow Grater

The Professional Zester Narrow Grater is a versatile kitchen tools designed for finely grating hard cheeses like Parmesan and Pecorino. The narrow design and sharp blades make it perfect for creating delicate cheese shavings to bring out the flavours of different dishes. This type of grater is useful for garnishing pasta, salads, and soups.

Professional Extra Coarse Wide Grater

The Professional Extra Coarse Wide Grater is a robust option suitable for coarse grating. It excels in handling hard cheeses like aged cheddar or Gouda. This grater type is versatile, adding texture to dishes and enhancing the overall culinary experience. This cheese grater is a personal favourite by Dalstrong and is always in my kitchen. 

Fine Wide Cheese Grater

The Fine Wide Cheese Grater is designed for those who prefer a finer texture in their grated cheese. It is perfect for cheeses like mozzarella or Monterey Jack, thanks to the silky texture. This grater is ideal for pizza lovers, as it can garnish an equal amount of cheese across the crust. The wide surface of these graters is a bonus too as it can hold more cheese. 

Ribbon Wide Grater

The Ribbon Wide Grater is a unique type of cheese slicer that creates ribbon-like strands of cheese. This grater is perfect for softer cheeses such as Brie or Camembert, making it aesthetically pleasing for cheese boards or appetizers.

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3. Essential Dalstrong Cheese Slicers

1. Professional Zester Narrow Grater

Professional Zester Narrow Grater | Dalstrong

    Whether resting on a cutting board or lying flat across a bowl, this cheese slicer is your life saver. Crafted from durable 304 stainless steel, this grater can resist the challenges of a busy kitchen, resisting acids, spice, and humidity. 


    • The grater features an anti-slip, textured G10 handle, providing a comfortable and secure grip when using.
    • The slim design is perfect for conveniently storing it. Whether sliding it into a drawer or hanging it on a knife magnet. 
    • The sheath included with the grater protects against the blade and you from accidental cuts.


    • If you’re looking for something a little more coarse and wide, this grater might not be the right fit for your needs. 
    • The grater's design may be limited in terms of colour, but it offers a sleek finish for the modern home cook or chef. 

    2. Professional Extra Coarse Wide Cheese Grater

    Professional Extra Coarse Wide Cheese Grater | Dalstrong

      Crafted from durable 304 stainless steel, this grater can withstand the challenges of a busy kitchen. It’s great at resisting acids, spices, heat and humidity. With the premium G10 handle, this grater is not only elegant to look at, but also incredibly easy to store. 


      • Equipped with a Black Blade Guard to keep your hands and fingers safe when zesting, grating, or slicing. 
      • Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and convenience. 
      • The protecting sheath that comes with this grater is perfect for storing it safely. 
      • The handle is made with highly impervious resin material for a sturdy grip. 


      • This grater can be too coarse if you’re only looking to zest small veggies and fruits. 
      • If you’re not big on cooking foods that involve cheese, this grater might not be as useful. However, it’s ideal for garnishing foods. 

      3. Professional Coarse Wide Cheese Grater

      Professional Coarse Wide Cheese Grater | Dalstrong

        Perfect for achieving the ideal shred of hard and medium cheeses, this grater is equally adept at extracting the aromatic essence from shallots, onions, garlic, and ginger. Elevate your culinary creations by making fine slivers of a variety of fruits and vegetables for dips, sauces, and desserts. 


        • Great for shaving nutmeg for curries or drinks. 
        • The slim and trim design is perfect for compact kitchens as it can be stored easily. 
        • The sheath included with this cheese slicer prevents dust from collecting on the blade. 
        • The sturdy build of this cheese slicer prevents it from bending. 


        • While the grater is highly durable, the impervious resin material might not work for you if you prefer stainless steel cheese graters. 
        • If you prefer colourful cheese slicers, this grater might not be the right fit.

        4. Professional Fine Wide Cheese Grater

        Professional Fine Wide Cheese Grater | Dalstrong

        Unleash a world of richer, more intense flavours with the Dalstrong Fine Grater—a culinary essential for drawing out the aromas of citrus and spices. Perfect for shaving hard cheeses like Parmigiano, whole hard spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate, and aromatics like garlic and ginger, this grater offers sharp, shallow cuts to get the peel without the pith. 


        • The ultimate cheese slicer that can shave, grate, zest, and slice without much arm or wrist fatigue.
        • Crafted from 304 stainless steel, the grater ensures easy care, long life, and resistance to corrosive acids.
        • The included sheath protects you from cuts in a busy kitchen when you’re on the go.


        • The grater may not be used to its complete potential if you’re not big on cooking. 
        • You could be on the lookout for something that has a pop of colour to it. 

        5. Professional Ribbon Wide Cheese Grater

        Professional Ribbon Wide Cheese Grater | Dalstrong

        Quickly prep fruits for muffins, loaves, or salads, and turn root vegetables like carrots and beet into quick salads. From delicious shredded hash browns to shaved chocolate and parsnips, this slicer brings versatility to your kitchen. 


        • The ribbon grater grates in both directions making it fast and ergonomic.
        • From slicing veggies and cheeses to shredding nuts, coconut, or chocolate, this grater can do it all without getting food stuck. 
        • The grater features an anti-slip, textured G10 handle for a secure and comfortable grip. 
        • With the compact design, the grater is easy to store in a drawer with kitchen accessories or baking accessories or hang on a knife magnet


        • This cheese slicer could be intimidating to a home cook just starting out, but once you get the hang of it, it can become the ultimate culinary weapon. 
        • You could be on the lookout for a finer cheese grater for pizza or pasta. 

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        5. Frequently Asked Questions

        What is a cheese slicer called?

        A cheese slicer is often called an "adjustable stainless steel wire cheese cutter" in the kitchen.

        What is a cheese slicer used for?

        A cheese slicer is used for effortlessly cutting through various types of cheeses with precise slices for culinary applications.

        What is the definition of a cheese slicer in cooking?

        In cooking, cheese slicers are kitchen gadgets designed for slicing and preparing different textures of cheese.

        What is the best tool to cut a block of cheese?

        The best tool to cut a block of cheese is an "adjustable cheese slicer,". It comes in a variety of designs – from coarse to extra coarse and wide.


        Written by Ananya Tiwari
        Ananya loves the fine things in life. When she isn’t penning down poetry or song lyrics, she spends her time cooking and creating recipes while also enjoying new cuisines.

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