You’ve been grating cheese wrong your whole life

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You have just about mastered laundry and finally stopped playing Jenga with the household rubbish. Finally, you begin to feel like an actual adult.

But then someone tells you you have been grating cheese wrong your entire life. Enter existential crisis.

If you own a block grater and you like cheese (who doesn’t?), then this is a revelation.

UK based tattoo artist, Bea Symons, recently reposted a video by @menuserved on Twitter which showed how we should be grating our cheese. The post quickly went viral with Twitter users in disbelief.

All this time we have grating cheese vertically hoping our fingers stay intact and the cheese tower doesn’t collapse all over the counter once the metal barrier is removed. But now there is a solution – grate horizontally!

In doing so, the cheese then collects very neatly in the main body of the grater – and frequent graters utilizing the so called traditional method know how messy grated cheese can get.

Bea felt ‘a fool’, but she wasn’t the only one…

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Of course some users already had a shortcut method…

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…a lady after my own heart.

As always, there were sceptics…

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And jokers…

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Life hacks often shock us to the core, but once the dust settles it’s amazing how useful they can be in making our life more efficient. We can once again, almost, be a fully fledged adult.

But whether you choose to grate down or across, just remember to…

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