This elegant stainless steel cheese set with solid horn handles is made in the Laguoile region of France, as denoted by the iconic bee on the bolster. The first Laguoile knife was created by Pierre-Jean Calmels in 1829, and the knife-making trade has come to define the area ever since. Laguoile en Aubrac, the region’s oldest maker, created these cheese knives. Each one is fastidiously handcrafted by a single master cutler, from handle-shaping to blade-fitting, then stamped on the metal spine with a pattern unique to that craftsperson. Made of hardy, low-maintenance materials, this impressive cheese set is made to last for generations of wine-and-cheese parties, lavish meals, and romantic nights for two. The stainless steel components are forged from ultra strong Swedish Sandvik stainless steel, which sharpens easily, holds an excellent edge, and never rusts. The handles are harvested from the solid, dense tip of a cow or water buffalo horn, ensuring a smooth and reliable grip. The handle’s harmonious pattern and the blade’s slim profile provide flawless functionality and show-stopping beauty, ensuring this set will become an integral and favorite addition to your cheese spread.
Hand wash immediately with warm water and mild detergent. Avoid soaking, which can cause the olivewood handle to crack or split. Towel-dry with a microfiber cloth to prevent water spots. If desired, the stainless steel can be polished. The solid horn handle can be polished or periodically treated with a light layer of food-grade oil.
While the production of Laguoile knives is not limited to the Laguiole region of France, it is only in this small village that production is still done by hand rather than machine. Laguoile en Aubrac is the oldest, most established, and highest quality maker in the entire region. Since 1892, each knife manufactured at Laguoile en Aubrac is the product of up to 216 individual steps and is the handiwork of a single cutler. These masters of their craft each have their own unique pattern or mark, which is stamped into the metal spine of the knife, allowing each piece’s individual lineage to be traced.
This 3-piece cheese set features a stainless steel cheese knife, cleaver, and spreader with solid horn handles and Laguoile’s distinctive bee on the bolster. The sleek, sinuous profiles make this set a striking, long-lasting, and expertly functioning addition to your next cheese course or cocktail party. (more info)
Knife: 9.5” long (24 cm)
Cleaver: 9” long (22 cm)
Spreader: 7.2” long (18 cm)
- Each knife's metal spine bears the unique marking of the craftsperson who made it, allowing its lineage to be traced
- Every utensil bears the trademark Laguoile bee on its bolster
- Made by hand in the Laguoile, France by the oldest, most established, and highest quality knife maker in the region
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