The invention of the cheese lyre is the greatest thing since sliced cheese. Rather than having your beautiful soft cheese stick to the blade of your knife, slice it thinly with minimal surface area contact. The 120mm Lyre is great for typical home-use.
The brand officially began in 1745 with Juan Arcos, who forged blades now found in the National Archeological Museum in Madrid. The craft continued through the family line until Gregoria Arcos Aroco who turned the small hand-forging shop into a fully mechanized production shop for high-quality spanish blades in 1875. One hundred years down the road, his descendant Gregorio Arcos Villanueva desired more and began the expansion of Arcos into the International brand that it is today. Through nearly 300 years of manufacturing, the family has never ceased their innovation.