The Cheese Chopper Update | Shark Tank Season 12

Tate Koenig, the creator of the patent-pending Cheese Chopper, was privileged enough to appear on Episode 20 of Shark Tank Season 12 in front of five sharks, including guest shark, Kendra Scott. He came in asking for $75,000 for 10% equity but ultimately went away with no deal secured. If you’re curious about what happened after Shark Tank and where Tate is now, we’ve got all the information you need in our The Cheese Chopper update. 

Shark Tank The Cheese Chopper Update

The Cheese Chopper Update

  • Entrepreneur: Tate Koenig 
  • Business: Multi-purpose cheese storage container, slicer, and shredder
  • Ask: $75,000 for 10% equity
  • Result: No deal
  • Shark: None

Tate Koenig has, what he thinks, is a product that will change the way we consume cheese. The Cheese Chopper is a patent-pending cheese slicer, shredder, and chopper that comes with a built-in storage container. It even comes with an adjustable wheel that lets users choose how thick they want their cheese to be sliced.

Before heading into the Shark Tank, Tate took to Kickstarter to try and get the idea off of the ground. His campaign found enough support that he received $125,000 worth of orders and he now wants a shark to help him take The Cheese Chopper to the next level. However, it seems like the sharks weren’t too bullish on his idea. 

After demonstrating his product and showing the sharks how it worked, the sharks felt that The Cheese Chopper was a little too early in its development cycle. In particular, the sharks pointed out that Tate didn’t really have enough customer feedback on how well the product work nor true sales number. The guest shark, Kendra, also suggested that Tate should take this time to perfect the product and make sure to get it right before it launches. 

Ultimately, all the sharks passed on The Cheese Chopper because they felt that the product wasn’t ready yet and needed a lot of work before it launched. With only a couple of months passing since the airing of Season 12 Episode 20, our The Cheese Chopper update is rather short. But, it’s not bad. In fact, we’ve got some fairly good news.

By the time the episode with The Cheese Chopper aired on April 9, Mr. Cheese had already started shipping its products. In fact, just a week before, Tate claimed that they’d shipped 2,000 of the initial 3,500 pre-orders. 

At the moment, the official webpage for the Cheese Chopper says that it is already sold out, with the product receiving mostly positive reviews. Hopefully, in our next The Cheese Chopper update, we can give a more detailed look at how well the product has sold following its appearance on Shark Tank

In the meantime, be sure to check out updates for some of the other companies featured on Season 12 Episode 20:

For more on Shark Tank Season 12, be sure to check out our Season 12 Products page.