The cheese trier or iron is a specialist tool used by cheesemakers and mongers for hundreds of years to take samples from unopened wheels of cheese. This little tool enables the cheesemaker or cheesemonger to assess the texture, maturity, and flavour of the cheese without opening it up.
Once the sample has been assessed the trier can be used to return the plug of cheese so the wheel can continue to mature. Particularly useful for blues and cheddar.
Made from stainless steel, we based the design on an antique Dutch cheese iron that was just the right size for small wheels of cheese such as those we make at home. A perfect gift for the gourmet cheesemaker or eater.