The Parmoulin Gift Set
The Parmoulin combines a richly-coloured plum wood handle with the perfect blade for cutting sausage and cheese. The blade has an undulated shape and is used with a rolling motion, slicing through cheese rind and parmesan with great ease.
The stainless steel blade is ground using the same ‘blue-glazed’ technique as the Grandmoulin bread knife. However, it is not ground quite as finely, so the blade is thicker than other Windmühle knives. This provides stability and strength so that the blade will not be damaged by cutting pieces of parmesan or hard cured meats. However, the blade is sharper than most parmesan knives, so that it also serves perfectly for cutting all cheeses. The Parmoulin is presented in a box with a bottle of natural wood care oil made from macadamia nut oil and lemon.
The Parmoulin belongs to the same small, traditional collection as the Grandmoulin. Its blade is 130 mm (5”) long and its overall length is 240 mm.
Caring for your handmade knives
A good knife is an investment that will bring lasting pleasure as well as continuing to do its job with ease, day after day and year after year. Just take good care of it by doing the following.
Wash the knife blade immediately after use with warm soapy water and a soft sponge. The handle seldom needs washing but, when it does, just rinse and wipe it, using nothing harsh or abrasive. Dry the knife straight away and store it carefully.
Carbon steel (which is not stainless) can be attacked by food acids and it will quickly darken and become blotched. This does not affect its sharpness or effectiveness at all but it is a good idea to clean the blade occasionally with a metal cleaner.
Sharpen your knives regularly, preferably every time you use them.
Always chop onto a forgiving surface such as wood (or plastic, if your hygiene practice dictates). Do not use your kitchen knives on glass or granite worktops or cut directly onto crockery such as a plate.
Use your knife only for the purpose it is intended for. Don't grab it to open a parcel or a pot of paint, dig a burnt offering from the toaster, scrape the roasting pan etc. and never try to chop or slice frozen food with a kitchen knife.