The origin of The Cheese Knife dates back to the 1940's. A gentleman by the name of Harold Fairchild designed military devices for the U.S. government during WWII. However, when at home in the kitchen, Harold always wanted a knife that would cut his favorite cheese, Velveeta, so that it would not stick to the knife. "Fancy" cheeses were nonexistent in our country in that era - and if they were, most Americans could not afford them.
So Harold designed The Cheese Knife, but never manufactured this tool for the broader market, it was only to indulge himself. It's crafted of an unexpected material, and mechanically designed in a fashion that keeps the cheese on the plate, not on the knife. Harold originally intended it for use on soft cheese, yet it's equally effective with butter, boiled eggs, cake, avocados, brownies, or any foods that typically sticks to a flat sided metal blade.
Decades later, Tara Schon is the sole proprietor of this historic business, having taken the helm after her mom's passing - her mother, Myra Fairchild (Harold's daughter in law) found those mechanical drawings in 2004 and brought the knife to market in a very grass roots fashion.
Tara is proudly keeping Harold's WWII era legacy alive, as well as honoring her mothers ideals of having this innovative kitchen tool be proudly made in the USA. She has moved to environmentally friendly packaging, and continues to use only the highest quality resin material to ensure durability. Customer service is also of the highest importance to her and she encourages clients to reach out should they have questions or need assistance.
Tara currently lives in Yountville, California, in the heart of "wine and cheese" country!
* Thank you to our loyal customers throughout the years and we look forward to bringing this safe and effective tool to households across the country for decades to come.
The Cheese Knife