1 Cut through the cloth all the way around the cheese. Cut 2-3 cm deep into the corners. A large serrated knife works well for this.

2. Trap a large cheese wire in the four corners of the cheese as shown.

3. Your wire should now be loosely tucked into the cut in the cloth all the way around.

4. Trap the top handle with one hand and pull smoothly with the other to cut the cheese in half. Cover the surface of one half with cling film.

5. Trap the top handle with one hand and pull smoothly with the other to cut the cheese in half. Cover the surface of one half with cling film.

6. Cut the second half in the same manner as the whole cheese in order to produce two quarters.

7. Take one quarter and cover it with cling film. Peel off the cheese cloth from what is now the ‘working’ quarter.

8. The working quarter can now be cut into three segments using a regular cheese cutter.

 

9. Each segment can now be used in turn to produce pieces cut for sale. Remember that cut cheese can dry out quickly and needs covering.

10. Cutting cheese this way is bad, because it is inaccurate, hard work, drags rind through the cut surface and can also damage the nose of the cheese.