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Cheese knife - Invented by Thor Bjørklund

Thor Bjørklund-Cheese knife
: 1925
: Norway
: Everyday Life

About Invention

A cheese knife is a type of kitchen knife specialized for the cutting of cheese. Different cheeses require different knives, according primarily to hardness; most often "cheese knife" refers to a knife designed for soft cheese.

Thor Bjørklund (1889-1975) from Lillehammer invented the cheese slicer in 1925. Bjørklund was carpenter of profession. He constructed the cheese slicer because of the irritation based on the problems with cutting nice slices of the cheese with a regular knife.

The products, which are still produced in Lillehammer, has through the more than 80 years become a classic symbol of Norwegian innovation, quality and design.


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