Good for you Frank. I wonder if we still have our cheese slicer around. If we do, I'll check the gauge of the wire on it. We switched to a cheese knife years ago.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
I'm waiting for the experiments when you determine the best string gauge for different cheeses. That soft havarti probably prefers a lighter gauge than the well-aged cheddar.
Last month our old beloved cheese slicer broke. Just the wire broke. I used an old dulcimer string to repair it with. The screws holding the old wire pieces were removed and a piece of dulcimer wire inserted.It worked great. The hardest part was tuning it to Cheese #.