What's the best way to shred cheese?


I was finally able to find a block of low most. mozzarella. For those who shredded their own cheese. What is best to shred? Hand, or food processor? or anything other tool?

Felix N.
posted almost 2 years ago

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I use a Rosle medium hand-held shredder for hard cheese. A food processor should be fine, but the size I would want is not available for our older KitchenAid food processor. The only drawback is occasional skinning of my fingers if I lose concentration...

Ken K.
posted almost 2 years ago


Thanks for replying. I did tried shredding with a hand shredder and I really didn't like the size of the shredded mozzarella. For the pecorino it was great. I would like know what others use for this since by reading many posts here. Most people don't by shredded cheese.

Felix N.
posted almost 2 years ago


I use a regular box grater with larger holes to shred the cheese. Comes out just right.

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Mike K.
posted almost 2 years ago


For low moisture mozzarella and other cheeses with similar texture, I use a KitchenAid box grater. It gets the job done, and only takes a few minutes do grate a pound or two of cheese.

I've tried other methods in the past in an effort to make the process less manual, but it wasn't really worth it either because of the cleanup or texture. KitchenAid has some mixer attachments. They're pretty straighforward, but require more cleanup than a box grater, and require setting up the mixer. In the end I didn't feel like it was worth it.

Some time ago, I had the Presto Salad shooter and was pretty satisfied with it. It's a lightweight contraption and clean up is simple. Also, it wasn't too expensive and shredded the cheese with a consistency that I liked:

http://www.amazon.com/Presto-02910-Shooter-Electric-Shredder/dp/B00006IV0R/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437544549&sr=8-1&keywords=presto+salad+shooter&pebp=1437544557163&perid=0MVAXYE3D2VS73N2PG5P

It might be worth checking out.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted almost 2 years ago


Thanks a lot for the help. I have really learned a lot of things here in this site.

Felix N.
posted almost 2 years ago


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