Welcome to lesson 2 of the homemade how-to series: how to finely grate parmesan cheese in no time. Every two weeks, I’ll break down the steps for a home cooking skill I searched for often as I first learned to cook. A recipe to showcase your new skill will follow a couple days after the how-to post!
Chances are, you searched for this tutorial in a pinch, so let’s dive right in! Click here to jump down and read more about why you should make your own finely grated parmesan cheese and some ideas for how to use it.
How to grate parmesan cheese (fast)
Ingredients and tools
- Parmesan cheese. See the FAQs below for details on specific types of parmesan.
- Food processor: I have this one, which I purchased at Costco, and I love it. For a slightly smaller and less expensive model, I like the looks of this one (it’s under $35).
- Chef’s knife
Step 1: Remove the rind
Use a large, sharp knife to carefully remove the rind from the cheese. It’s okay to leave a thin layer of cheese attached to the rind: it will flavor any dish you use the rind in, and it will save you from slicing off your fingertip.