This rasp, which started life as a lowly wood rasp, has been the subject of several newspaper articles and is enthusiastically praised by leading chefs. Fame in the food world came about when a Lee Valley woodworker’s wife discovered that her husband’s new wood rasp would zest oranges. This discovery led to expanded uses such as zesting lemons, grating nuts and ginger, and reducing a clove of garlic to near liquid in seconds. The single most spectacular and practical use was with hard cheese for use on pasta or in salads. Because it actually cuts the cheese into gossamer-thin shavings rather than grating it into small chunks, it is possible to use much less cheese for equivalent flavor impact when compared with grated cheese.
Stainless steel, 12" long.
All of this utility has been enhanced by our patented design of a stainless-steel zester holder (sold separately) that makes the rasp easier to hold and also contains the grated food.