Grating cheese is incredibly simple, but it takes a little practice to master. In this article, we will look at some tips for grating cheese and how to do it so that it produces the best results.
Grating cheese in a food processor is the easiest way to do it, but this can sometimes produce a lumpy texture. A better method is to use a hand grater. A hand grater is an old fashioned handheld food processor that resembles a small casserole and has an “eggs” side and “cheese” side.
You will need to turn it off and place it in the bowl to cool off. For larger pieces of cheese like mozzarella, you will want to put the grating bowl into a pot of boiling water and then carefully drop it in the bowl. It creates a layer of cheese, which holds the cheese in place. However, when grating smaller pieces of cheese, it is important to use the flat side of the knife.
Once the cheese is cool, you can now move onto the next step which is the “flipping” or opening up of the hand grater. It is important to flip the cheese before you put it into the grating bowl so that it will spin more quickly.
Once the cheese is cooled, you will need to put it into the hand grater, turn it onto its “egg” side and then insert the burr grater attachment. Do not use too large a piece of cheese for the burr grater as this will crush the cheese. Once the burr is in place, you can then secure the burr grater by tying it using some string. You should be able to see the cheese now. It is important to remember that the cheese is at room temperature. It is a good idea to put the cheese in a zip lock bag first and then place it in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors meld together.
Once you have the cheese that is nice and cold, you can take it out. However, don’t do it over again, as this can create a freezer burn. It is better to do it once every couple of days.
Another tip for grating cheese is to take the time to measure the actual size of the cheese piece. A much smaller piece is generally too hard, and a much larger piece is a little too soft to work with. So, when choosing your cheese, get the actual size and try to get as close to that size as possible.
You can also different lookup types of cheese and check out what kind you are used to. There are different types of cheddar, sharp cheddar, full cream, and cheddar, which are harder. For the softer varieties, you might want to go with Colby, Colby American, or Old English.
If you look up some recipes, you can get a lot of different types of cheese to experiment with. Some of the more popular recipes for different types of cheese include pesto, cucumber, basil, red onions, pepper, olives, artichokes, garlic, and others. You can also lookup cheeses in recipes and get ideas for different recipes by searching online.
Using the basic methods for grating cheese, you can end up with a nice product that is worth the time and effort it takes to make. Cheese with such a strong flavor the quality of the grating can make or break the flavor of the cheese.