A brilliantly forged cheese knife is a treasure and synonymous with its other half, gourmet cheese. Made by Northern Crescent IronWorks in Flatwoods, North Carolina, this “manly” cheese knife is hand-forged from an old mine spike.

This beauty is an awesome companion for hard cheeses – a stellar union. Available as part of the lovely Heart of Appalachia Christmas Box, $159-$350 – www.jqdappalachianmercantile.com