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steel cheese spreader

by Al Stephens
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

Gouda To Great

Alabama artist Al Stephens hammers recycled steel to perfection using time-honored technique to create this old world cheese spreader. Bearing the heft and build of a tool from a bygone era, Stephens imparts a made-for-life quality with design details like an artist's stamp and curled handle.

When it comes to cheese, a long blade slices and spreads with equal zeal while a sturdy handle keeps a grip on form and function. Handmade in Alabama of mild steel.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
20702
Made from
reclaimed steel
Measurements
7.25" L x 1.5" H
Notes
Hand wash, dry immediately after.
  • the maker

Al Stephens

After almost 20 years of high-production industry work in St. Louis, MO, Al Stephens discovered the art of blacksmithing while on a visit to a historic Illinois site. Volunteering in his park's 19th century blacksmith shop trained him in time-honored techniques that earned Stephens full-time blacksmithing employment. His success in creating contemporary hand-forged items has extended from retail to gallery settings.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Steel Cheese Spreader
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

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4.0

Great quality and style

By 

from Charlottesville, Virginia

About Me Avid Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Steel Cheese Spreader:

      This is a gift for my boyfriend who is a gourmet chef. The strong lines of the spreader and the elegance in style is perfect -- both functional and lovely to look at.

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      5.0

      Very nice addition to the slate cheese b

      By 

      from Vallejo CA

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Steel Cheese Spreader:

          I bought this to go with the slate cheese board, as a gift. It was a very nice addition.

          Service and delivery comments:

          No problems at all.

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          5.0

          beautifully made

          By 

          from Benicia CA

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Steel Cheese Spreader:

              I bought this and the cheese slicer for a friend and wish I bought one for myself.

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              5.0

              unique and useful tool

              By 

              from Slippery Rock, PA

              About Me Casual Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Made in the USA
              • Quality Construction
              • Recycled material

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cheese spreader

                Comments about Steel Cheese Spreader:

                I'm giving my son a cheese of the month club gift for Christmas. He will love this cheese spreader!

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                5.0

                functional art

                By 

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Avid Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Beautiful feel
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Serving cheese or butter

                  Comments about Steel Cheese Spreader:

                  I will use this on a cheese plate and love that it is beautiful. The construction makes it comfortable in any hand. Nice work!

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                  Q and A

                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                  194votes, 28 comments

                  Seneca
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think that I mainly like this because it goes with other kitchen tools on the UG site made of recycled steel.

                  Melissa
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Does not look like a cheese spreader to me. If it weren't for the cracker there, I wouldn't have known what it was.

                  Andrea
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  $25 for a cheese spreader? Why do I need a steel cheese spreader? It's very nice looking and love that it's hand crafted, but ... it'd be worth it if it was part of a set or something.

                  Mary
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Crazy expensive for what it is...

                  Susannah
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  It's lovely, but isn't $25 a little too much?

                  Jody
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  It doesn't look comfortable to use.

                  Kimmy
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Why would I want to spend $25 on a "cheese spreader" when I could use a butter knife? No thanks. Besides if I had guests over they wouldn't even know what it was meant to be used as.

                  Emilie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  It looks cool and all. Quite pricy and looks a bit uncomfortable to use

                  Pamela
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I do love this because I already have the cheese slicer and it completes the set.

                  Sarah
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I don't hate it but it is very expensive for something I could use a butter knife for.

                  kathleen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I'm glad it's made in the I'm glad it's made in the USA!!!!

                  Suzanne
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Very cool and goes with the other items! It would make a nice set. Yes it's pricey, but people do buy sets of fancy cheese knives if they are into that sort of thing. It's for special dinners and occasions.

                  Amber
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I've already got enough doodads in my kitchen, it'd have to be incredible to add to the collection, though on reflection, it'd probably make a good hostess gift.

                  Valerie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  $25?? come one now.

                  Mallory
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think some people would definately use this for their parties, but I don't think it is anything my family would really want, so we'll stick with our cheap ones.

                  Jennee
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  It looks very unique - a comment getter. I like it!

                  Charlotte-Ann
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I'm just not going to spend $25 on something I can do with a butter knife.

                  Alexandra
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I like that it's recycled steel and would make a nice gift, but I don't think I would by it for myself - too expensive.

                  Jamie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Looks like something that will end up at the bottom of a drawer.

                  Mary
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Looks lore like a shoe horn

                  Dionne
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Sorry my Alabama neighbor . . . I have one. It's heavy, awkward and I haven't yet figured out how not to break my cracker! Totally lost in the bottom of the drawer.

                  Jill
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  funky

                  Emily
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I LOVE THIS!

                  Jevita
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love this, but I think it's a bit expensive.

                  Cheryl
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I like this but is it heavy? Also, pricey.

                  Shannon
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  So stylish and a conversation piece, but to use this in real life is cumbersome.

                  Shannon
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Looks difficult to use

                  Chuu
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Really like the style but way overpriced for a cheese spreader, and item I know I would use exactly one time before forgetting about it in my gadget drawer!

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