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Who grates cheese anymore?

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gunsandbanjos Wed 10-Jan-18 18:52:06

I accidentally got into a conversation with a woman I don’t know at work today and whilst regaling us with the fact that she never chops anything and buys all veg pre chopped, she seemed aghast that anyone bothers to grate cheese and why would you when you can buy it pre grated.

Maybe because it’s covered in potato starch, expensive and not great quality?

Am I the only cheese grater left?

Wolfiefan Wed 10-Jan-18 18:53:20

No. I wouldn't buy ready grated cheese. The only prepared veg I would buy is stir fry veg pack.
Graters unite!

reetgood Wed 10-Jan-18 18:53:21

I think I’ve bought grated cheese about three times in my life. I don’t like the way it tastes, and I’m too tight to pay the pre grated premium.

hennipenni Wed 10-Jan-18 18:53:56

No, I’m a cheese grater and veg/fruit chopper upper. Hate the taste of pre grated/chopped food. Yuk yuk yuk.

user1466690252 Wed 10-Jan-18 18:54:03

nope! pre grated cheese ia vile. we grate in this house!

PinkHeart5914 Wed 10-Jan-18 18:54:12

We grate cheese in this house!

I find the pre grated stuff always has flour/starch on it and it’s just not the same imo

ALemonyPea Wed 10-Jan-18 18:54:14

Grated cheese is awful stuff. Would much rather spend the minute grating a decent cheddar than putting that crap on my food.

eastwest1234 Wed 10-Jan-18 18:54:18

I never buy pre grated cheese.

I wouldn't waste the money on it when I can grate it myself

Singlebutmarried Wed 10-Jan-18 18:54:40

Nope. We grate here.

MikeUniformMike Wed 10-Jan-18 18:54:45

Pregrated cheese is wrong. Prechopped veg is crap.

WickedGoodDoge Wed 10-Jan-18 18:54:50

I do <and usually half my thumb at the same time..>

meandmytinfoilhat Wed 10-Jan-18 18:55:08

Pre Grated cheese has flour or something mixed through it and it doesn't taste right.

quarterpast Wed 10-Jan-18 18:55:14

Me! I'm a grater of cheese. Even though I have hypermobility and it hurts my hands I'd rather suffer for good cheese than eat that rubbery pre packed abomination.

Oldraver Wed 10-Jan-18 18:55:21

It always look old or passed it's best in those pre-packs, yes I know cheese doesn't technically go off, I love a bit of blue stuff, but it doesn't look good

ATeardropExplodes Wed 10-Jan-18 18:55:40

Pregrated cheese? Not on my watch.

Yes I have several graters as well.

The80sweregreat Wed 10-Jan-18 18:55:56

I grate cheese, i actually enjoy grating cheese. Sad i know.

chickenowner Wed 10-Jan-18 18:56:02

We never buy grated cheese, chopped vegetables, jars of sauce etc.

Much nicer, healthier and cheaper, to make your own. :-)

ThisLittleKitty Wed 10-Jan-18 18:56:22

I don't use cheese often but when I do it's to sprinkle on something hot like a jacket potatoe and I always find pregrated cheese doesn't really melt when I put it on top not the same way cheese that you grate yourself does it seems to stay quite solid. Wonder why that is.

AtlanticWaves Wed 10-Jan-18 18:56:29

I grate. And chop my veg

juddyrockingcloggs Wed 10-Jan-18 18:56:40

Always grate my cheese. How else do you chop a big lump off to eat while you're making whatever it is you're making?!

megletthesecond Wed 10-Jan-18 18:56:52

I buy grated cheese when I'm making industrial quantities of cheese sauce for filing the freezer with lasagne.

ToothTrauma Wed 10-Jan-18 18:56:54

Pre-grated cheese is good for melting and nothing else.

KeepTheBloodyNoiseDown Wed 10-Jan-18 18:56:56

It depends how well I’m feeling, it tastes a bit crap but pre chopped and grated food is a godsend when I have flare ups, they save so much energy.
But if I’m feeling well enough then I’d rather do it myself.

JackieReacher Wed 10-Jan-18 18:57:12

Potato starch?? I did not know that- urge! I bought grated mozzarella once because I was making pizza and they were out of balls. It was like plastic shavings.

Capelin Wed 10-Jan-18 18:57:41

I grate and chop my veg smile

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