The cheese knife was created in the early 1940's by Harold Joseph Fairchild at his firm, Fairchild Engineering, and was designed specifically to cut his favorite cheese, Velveeta, so that it would not stick to the knife. Fancy cheeses were not existent in this country and if they were, most of us could not afford them. Harold designed military devices for the US Government during WW Two. He was a grad of Ohio State University who was born in 1904.
The Cheese Knife
Unique Patented Drafted Blade
The Cheese Knife is made of a revolutionary new material and design that keeps the cheese on the plate, not on the knife. Originally designed as a soft-cheese knife, the technology also works with butter, boiled eggs, cake, or any substance that typically sticks or leaves a residue on ordinary blades.