How Cut Cheese Into Cubes

Updated April 17, 2017

Cubed cheese makes a tasty and attractive-looking appetizer at any party or get-together. It's also easy to use cubed cheese for cooking purposes. Although you can sometimes find cheese already cubed, it's usually more cost-effective if you buy the cheese still in block form and slice it into cubes yourself. To slice a block of cheese, it's best to use a sharp butcher knife that will slice through the cheese cleanly and evenly.

Place the block of cheese on its side on a cutting board.

Slice the cheese block in 1/2 inch slices for a small block of cheese and 1 inch slices for a larger block of cheese.

Turn the sliced cheese block so that the slices are stacked on top of each other.

Cut into the stacked slices of cheese lengthwise using the same size width you used to cut the original slices.

Turn and slice across the previous slices and the cheese will fall away into cubes.


Stick toothpicks in each cheese cubes to make it easy for people to pick up. Semi-soft cheeses such as cheddar and American are best for cubing cheeses.

Things You'll Need

  • Cutting board
  • Butcher knife
  • Block of cheese
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Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.