DeLallo grated cheese is the tastiest way to top off your favorite everyday Italian recipes: from pasta to winter soups to garden salads.
What Is Grated Cheese?
Grated cheese is a hard cheese that is prepared by-hand with a cheese grater. These cheeses are typically aged well and so have a low moisture content. Some of the most well-known cheeses for grating are Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano and Granino. Depending on the side of the grater used, grated cheese can be almost as fine as powder up to small sprinkle size.
Grated cheese is the perfect way to top off a number of everyday recipes, adding a burst of flavor to both hot and cold pasta dishes, soups, stews, roasted vegetables, salads, grain bowls and more.
Types Of Grated Cheese You Can Buy
For a convenient way to add grated cheeses to all of your favorite everyday recipes, consider buying them grated and ready to use. DeLallo Grated Cheeses feature all of your favorite cheeses in both shaker containers and deli cups for ease of use.
Grated Parmesan Cheese (8 Oz Deli Cup)
Grated Romano Cheese (8 Oz Deli Cup)
Grated Parmesan Cheese (8 Oz Shaker)
Grated Romano Cheese (8 Oz Shaker)
Grated Parmesan Romano Cheese (8 Oz Shaker)
Is Grated Cheese The Same As Shredded?
Grated cheese and shredded cheese are not the same. While both are ways of preparing cheeses with the use of a cheese grater, the resulting texture is very different between the two.
First, the only cheeses that can be grated are hard cheeses. Hard cheeses are as the name implies—hard, meaning they have been aged longer for a lower moisture content. Examples of famous hard cheeses include Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano and aged provolone. These cheeses are grated with a cheese grater, creating a fine sprinkle (sometimes closer to a powder in texture) perfect for topping pasta dishes, soups and salads.
Shredded cheese begins with softer cheeses, or cheeses with a higher moisture content. When you use a cheese grater on these cheeses, the resulting pieces are small strips—both thicker and longer than grated cheese. These small, soft shreds are perfect for melting. Think: pizza cheese. Examples of softer cheeses that are perfect for melting and shredding: mozzarella, Cheddar, provolone and Muenster.
Amazingly Delicious Italian Recipes That Make The Most Of Grated Cheese
Here are some of our favorite ways to use grated cheese:
Calabrian Parmesan Butter With Shellbows