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Make an Impromptu Cheese Grater Out of a Soda Can

If you’re in need of some shredded cheese, but you don’t have a cheese grater, a soda can will work in a pinch.

This video from youtuber Shake the Future demonstrates a clever method for turning a soda can into an impromptu cheese grater. Carefully remove the top of the can with a can opener or knife, then poke several small holes in one side of the can. Pry open each of the holes so a little bit of the aluminum sticks out and can cut into the cheese. Once you have it all ready, rub your cheese block along the side of the can and you’ll have freshly grated cheese.

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If you’re in need of some shredded cheese, but you don’t have a cheese grater, a soda can will work in a pinch.

How to Grate Cheese

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Cheese is the ultimate garnish. Though grating cheese is a very simply task, there are so many ways to slice this savory treat. Here are a few “grate” ways to shred your own cheese.

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About This Article

To grate cheese with a box grater, start by picking what size holes you want to use, and then lightly coating the outside of that grater plate with cooking spray so the cheese won’t stick. Rub the cheese against the grater in an up-and-down motion until you have the desired amount. If you don’t have a grater, you can use a sharp kitchen knife to thinly slice off strips of cheese. Alternatively, refrigerate your cheese until it’s firm, chop it into smaller blocks, and place it in a food processor until it’s shredded. To learn how to use a microplane to grate your cheese, keep reading!

How to Grate Cheese. Cheese is the ultimate garnish. Though grating cheese is a very simply task, there are so many ways to slice this savory treat. Here are a few "grate" ways to shred your own cheese. Grate cheese using a microplane…