Take the hard work out of grating cheese and use up leftover pieces that may otherwise go to waste at the same time.
– When you have small pieces of cheese left over, place them in a plastic bag, seal and freeze. Not only will you save the cheese for another use (to add to cheese sauces, to top potato gratins and baked potatoes) but the cheese will be easier to grate when it is frozen, either on a hand-held grater or in a food processor.
– If you want to grate fresh cheese as opposed to leftovers, freeze the block for an hour before grating it to make the job easier.
What do you do if your cheese is mouldy? Cut off the mould on the hard cheese (for example on Parmesan, cheddar or Gruyère) – it’s harmless, and use as normal.