One of my favorite kitchen tools – and certainly one of the least expensive – is my Microplane. It may not look like much, but this zester/grater makes very easy work of, well, zesting and grating, and I can’t even remember what I used to use instead.
The ultra-sharp Microplane is perfect for grating / mincing / zesting
- hard cheeses
The only downside, if you can call it that, is that the Microplane is *extremely* sharp, so you need to have your mind fully on the task when using it. (Always good advice anyway!)
Note that there are different types of Microplanes, but in my opinion, the original is the best. Click to read more about it: