The Cheese Knife is crafted of unique material and design that keeps the cheese on the plate, not on the knife. The knife was originally intended for use with soft cheese, yet it is equally effective with butter, boiled eggs, cake, or any substance that typically sticks or leaves a residue on ordinary blades.
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 US Government at his firm, Fairchild Engineering, during WWII. However, when at home in the kitchen Harold wanted a knife that would cut his favorite cheese, Velveeta, so that it would not stick to the knife. "Fancy" cheeses were nonexistent in this country and if they were, most Americans could not afford them.
Harold designed the knife, but never manufactured this tool for the broader market. Decades later Myra Fairchild and her husband Robert Fairchild were cleaning out the garage, and while going through boxes of memorabilia they discovered the drawings and notes for the knife which Robert's dad, Harold, had stored so long ago. Myra and Robert decided it may be fun to see if this idea was truly viable, so they produced a beta product and to their delight found that it did deliver on Harold's idea! Thus, The Cheese Knife was born.
Myra Fairchild continued to manage this growing business after Robert's passing, and brought the manufacturing back to the U.S. Unfortunately, Myra's health has declined in recent years. Her daughter, Tara Schon, has stepped in with the intention of keeping The Cheese Knife legacy alive by honoring Harold's WWII era idea, and Myra and Robert Fairchild's dedication to bringing this unique tool to kitchens around the world.
We are proud to manufacture our products in the USA, and use environmentally conscious packaging.