To cube or dice cheese in a uniformed manner for your charcuterie board (while saving time to enjoy your feast and company), just pull out a cooling rack — the very one you use to make your cookies for the holiday season. You can place the cooling rack directly over a bowl, place the cheese block of your choice on top, and press down. The resulting cheese chunks will all be the same size. Cuisine at Home shares the added bonus that this will also make cleanup much easier, especially you use a nonstick rack. It’s that simple! But there are a couple of caveats that involve how dense the cheese is.
Vivian Chan, the recipe tester in the test kitchen for Food Network, demonstrates this technique in a YouTube video as she makes an egg salad and uses her handy dandy cooling rack to dice everything from the eggs to the feta cheese. As you will notice, this method works best for softer cheeses. Of course, the harder the cheese, the more muscle it might require, but the result will be uniformed cubed or diced cheese (and arms of steel as a side benefit). So, the next time you are making up your charcuterie board, try this hack for cutting up your cheese and enjoy!