Four ways to tackle hard cheeses. The regular potato peeler makes nice wide pieces, perfect for a dish where the cheese is the star. The microplane with wider slots makes a more evenly distributed but still substantial result. The traditional microplane yields what we typically think of as grated cheese, and the little one with its own box produces fluffy clouds of very finely grated cheese, perfect on a soup. Can you tell I am a kitchen ware junkie? My mug of coffee insisted on joining in.Shaved parm! Just love it!