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How to Grate Cheese
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How to Grate Cheese (without a cheese grater)

Did you know there is more than one way to grate cheese? That's right! Whether you have a box grater at home or find yourself in need of grated cheese and no grater, we've got you covered on how to grate cheese without a cheese grater!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Fat 20
Carbs 0
Protein 14
Yield 4


  • 8 oz. hard cheese any kind, cold


Cheese Grater + Zester 

  • Place a cheese grater or zester on a cutting board. 
  • Carefully put pressure on a box grater or set the side of a cheese grater or zester firmly on the cutting board.
  • Take the block of cheese and push firmly against the grain of the cheese grater to shred cheese. 
  • Shred as much cheese as needed. 

Food Processor 

  • Cut the cheese into small cubes or long rectangles. 
  • Prepare the food processor for use. Place the cheese shredding attachment on the food processor. 
  • Place the top on your food processor and open the food shoot where the cheese will go.
  • Turn on the food processor and feed the cheese cubes or rectangles through the feed shoot. 


  • To make shreds with a knife, grab a cold cheese block and cut a thin slice of cheese from the block.
  • Next, take that slice of cheese and finely slice it into thin matchsticks (like matchstick carrots).
  • Repeat until you end up with as much shredded cheese as you need.

Tips & Notes

  • Nutrition information uses extra sharp white cheddar.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g