Sheffield people will love this 'genius' hack to slicing cheese perfectly every time

Sheffield is a city of food lovers who will no doubt be thrilled when they discover a new culinary hack.

Friday, 28th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 4:57 pm

The clever tip promises to reveal the perfect method for slicing cheese evenly – which, as fans of fromage will know, is a fine art.

A thick slice on a cracker is unwieldy and over-facing, while a piece that's disappointingly thin won’t please anyone.

Posting in a Facebook group where people share DIY advice and life hacks, a woman said the secret was to run an everyday potato peeler down the side of a block of cheese.

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Cheeses in France. Picture: Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images

“Probably my daftest moment ever – however, works an absolute treat,” she said.

“Use a peeler to slice your block of cheese! Perfectly slim slices of cheese in a fraction of the time it takes me to use a knife.”

She added jokingly: “DISCLAIMER: I cannot be held legally responsible for any excess consumption of cheese that occurs as a result of trying this method out.”

Cheeses in France. Picture: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP via Getty Images

The post received an enthusiastic thumbs-up from other members of the group who found the tip very helpful.

“Love it. Have been looking for something to slice cheese,” a member of the group wrote, while another said: “This is genius! How have I never thought of this?”

A further member wrote: “I have a cheese slice that does not slice cheese properly, this is brilliant! Definitely gonna try this.”

However, some pointed out that the technique might fail on crumbly varieties like Wensleydale.