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Six of the best gadgets for cheese lovers
7:00am Saturday 6th October 2012 in NewsXtra
Six of the best gadgets and gizmos on a theme. This week: Six of the best gadgets for cheese lovers.
By Peter Jenkinson
British Cheese Week (September 22-30) is upon us and to celebrate the 700-plus cheeses across the UK, we've gathered some gadgetry to enhance your eating experience.
Cheese is bought by a whopping 98% of households, with more than half of this being cheddar, so select your cracker, chutney or other accompaniment and let the celebrations begin.
To assist in creating delicious cheesy meals on a budget and ideas for nutritious ways to feed your tribe, visit www.britishcheese.com
Dairy Saviour - Cheesus Christ - £2.95 from www.red5.co.uk
We agree it's a bit daft but it is not totally pointless. This novelty grater will deliver the ideal sprinkle of cheese onto your toasted sandwiches, pasta-based dishes and salads. On the back of the pack, you'll find a scroll with a cheese-related version of the Lord's Prayer - it's worth the money for that alone!
Foreign Influence - French Cheese 3D Gift Book - £14.99 from www.iwantoneofthose.com
On the face of it, this reading material is easily mistaken for a French cheese, but open the pages and you'll be taken on a journey through the history of the dairy product. It includes detail on the different flavours from different regions and more information you never knew you wanted. Can any lover of camembert be without one?
Fromage Furnishings - Mice And Cheese Light - £35 from www.littlelucywillow.co.uk
It's likely that this light was designed with a kid's room in mind, but imagine it hung up in the kitchen or hallway - it's sure to raise a smile. Flick it on and the light shines through the holes in the Swiss cheese-inspired cylinder, and with two rodents poking their heads out of the gaps, it makes a cute addition to the home.
Cover Up - Bodum Cheese Dish - £10.50 from www.brandalley.co.uk
The trouble with keeping cheese in the fridge is that once it is opened, the odour still escapes. But you can put a stop to that right away with this device. The brightly coloured dome will keep the cheese encased in its own private area and it comes with a rather decent slicer to add a dash of colour to your fridge shelves.
Slice Fantastic - Zassenhaus Cheese Knives - £17.99 from www.madaboutthepad.co.uk
You can brighten up any slab of wood with this set of vibrant knives. Each one has a specific function - just select one of the knives, each with ergonomic plastic handles and carbon steel blades, to cut, slice and prepare your hard and soft cheeses.
Show Off - Cheese Markers - £24.95 from www.notonthehighstreet.com
Once your cheese selection has been laid out, add some class to the board with these silver-finished markers. Each one is stamped with the name of a particular cheese: emmental, chevre, roquefort or camembert. All sets arrive in their own bag, ready for gifting - or keeping.
App of the week - Go Cheese - free on iTunes
Maxwell Mouse has been taken captive and must escape a new maze on each level to keep himself ahead of the evil Dr Noodlestrom. Play along as Maxwell, collecting cheese as you go, but be mindful not to scoff too much, or he'll get laden down by his waistline and find it harder to move. It's a must-have for the morning commute - enjoy!