THE KNIVES
The two blade collections from Alessi (one for hard and semi-hard, one for soft and semi-soft varieties) are handmade near Florence—in Pecorino country. ($400 each, alessi.com)

THE STORAGE
Wrapping cheese in plastic is lactic murder—the stuff needs to breathe. Formaticum's porous two-ply papers let in just enough oxygen. ($10 for 15 sheets, surlatable.com)

THE BOARD
Not only is it more durable than its wooden brethren, but this rough-edged slate slab also has a deep graphite hue—the better to show off your cheese color spectrum. ($21, brooklynslate.com)