The Microplane Premium Classic Zester Grater grates the hardest Parmesan Reggiano as well as other hard cheeses into fine lacy wisps. Ideal for topping your favorite spaghetti and meatballs or a Caesar salad. It's also wonderful for effortless citrus zesting to add natural flavors to a lemon creme brulee or a basic vinaigrette. All Microplane Premium Classic series graters feature ergonomic, soft-grip handles and non-scratch end tabs. Microplane graters and zesters feature tiny razor-like edges formed by a process called photo-etching in which holes are dissolved with a chemical. A Microplane grater edge finely slices instead of tearing or shredding. Superb, top-of-the-line Microplane graters are safe and easy to use. Dishwasher safe. 18/8 stainless steel blade made in USA.