If cheese is integral to your menu, a cheese grater is a kitchen tool that will prove valuable in your food prep. Commercial cheese graters and cheese cutters are essentially heavy-duty versions of the humble units used at home, designed for cutting and shredding cheese in large amounts as quickly as possible without losing quality. While most types will require a little bit of elbow grease, they make the task so much easier and produce more consistent results.
Just as there are different types of cheeses, there are also different types of cheese shredders and cheese cutters. However, most commercial units you will find here on CKitchen have interchangeable drums or multiple grate surfaces to help you get the results you need.
The good old fashioned box graters and shredders are versatile units that can be used to process both soft and hard cheese in a variety of ways including thickly or finely grated results. Soft cheese graters are specially designed to overcome the unique challenges involved grating sticky soft cheese so that it actually ends up on the plate rather than stuck on the grater. If you will be working with lots of semi-hard cheese, rolling cheese graters are perfect for the job.
There is an assortment of commercial cheese graters and cheese cutters you can use for Parmesan cheese and other types of hard cheese. A cheese plane is ideal for getting those thin cheese slices for your sandwiches. A microplane grater produces fine and coarse cheese perfect as a finishing touch for your ready-to-serve meals. A rotary cheese grater holds a chunk of cheese in a small drum and grates by activating the rotating blade using the manually operated handle. Cheese cutters are also available if you need to cut cheese in blocks, cubes, or sticks.
If you are looking to cut as much manual labor as possible, electric cheese graters are your best choice. These units are equipped with large heavy-duty stainless steel drums that can go through hundreds of pounds of cheese per hour. These graters can even be used to shred vegetables.
CKitchen has a diverse selection of high-quality commercial cheese graters and cheese cutters from trusted brands like Browne USA and Victorinox. These products are built to last so you can get long years of reliable use. If you are having trouble choosing your next cheese grater or cutter, CKitchen has a team of foodservice consultants who can provide you assistance.