The Simple Trick That Stops Shredded Cheese From Sticking to the Grater

Taking this one extra step before you grate cheese makes clean-up a total breeze.

Turns out, there are plenty of surprising reasons to grate your own cheese instead of buying the pre-shredded cheese from the supermarket: it melts more smoothly, you get more bang for your buck and it tastes better, since freshly-grated cheese doesn’t contain added preservatives and chemicals. And since you’re shredding it on the spot, it will have a fresher, creamier taste. Yum!

But grating cheese can be a hassle, which is why the pre-shredded stuff often ends up in your grocery cart in spite of the reasons listed above. One of the most annoying aspects of grating is that the cheese tends to sticks to the grater, making it difficult to tell if you’ve shredded enough to make your favourite macaroni and cheese recipe. It also makes washing the grater a total pain.

Luckily, we have an easy cheese grating hack that makes clean-up a total breeze.

This trick will make cheese grating so easy

TikTok user @HowDoesShe shared a super easy trick that will save you the frustration of picking out cheese from the back of the grater.

Here’s how it works: give the surface of your grater a quick spray with a little olive oil (inside and out) and watch the shredded cheese fall right off the grater. Check out how it works in this TikTok video:

@howdoessheTakes one second, but so satisfying! #tipsandtricks #earthday♬ SUNNY DAY – Matteo Rossanese

You can even freeze shredded cheese once you’re done with prep. How grate is that?

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