Turns Out We've All Been Grating Cheese Incorrectly This Whole Time
Cheese - it makes things like cauliflower and Tuesdays way more enjoyable. Sex too, probably.
Grated cheese is a particularly irresistible temptress. We may never know whether anybody has ever managed to grate the amount of cheese they need for their lasagne without nibbling at the pile and re-grating. Apparently grated cheese is particularly inviting because of its increased surface area, which allows for more taste bud interaction.
But did you know that you have been grating it wrong this whole time? If, like most, you grate vertically downwards then take a deep breath and prepare to be reawakened.
A video for a mac n' cheese recipe made by Tastemade UK has been shared on Twitter, shattering the belief systems of people across the world.
In the video, the grater is laid on its back (if graters have backs?) and the cheese is scraped horizontally across the holes on the top. The grated cheese then falls conveniently into the body of the grater, from which it is simply slid into a bowl.
Not only is this method far tidier and easier, it also minimises the risk of catching your finger and bloodying your cheese.
Ok, I was today years old when I found out THIS is how a cheese grater is used !? I feel a fool pic.twitter.com/OwE0Cvm8ZO
- Bea (@beasymss) October 12, 2018
That is one gouda way of grating cheese.
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Brielliant you might say.
Edam sight better way of doing it.
Safe to say, @beasymss, you are not the only one who feels a fool, with more than 20,000 people liking her post, presumably out of agreement... or grate-itude.
One Twitter user replied: "I just tried this with dinner and it was so much fucking easier, what the heck."
Another said: "No way?!! I am like, mind blown."
But when life offers Twitter users lemons, they inevitably start throwing them at each other, with people questioning what impact this method may have on the surface beneath and why graters sometimes come with a rubber grip on the bottom.
These queries were rebuffed though by supporters of the grating revolution, who argued that the method could be implemented on a chopping board and that the rubber grips were used to keep the grater upright when not in use.
However, just when you thought there would never be unanimity when it comes to cheese grating, one Twitter user chimed in with an intriguing alternative grating method sure to please everyone.
She said: "It's actually much more efficient to grate it straight into your mouth."
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