If there's one thing we're good at, it's eating cheese. So for anyone to even suggest we're doing it wrong, is quite frankly an insult.
But considering a viral video that's making the rounds on the internet, it turns out that while we haven't been *eating* it wrong, we've been using a grater incorrectly all this time—and our lives are about to get a whole lot easier when we use it the right way.
Twitter user @beasymss shared a screen recording of an Instagram video along with the caption, "Ok, I was today years old when I found out THIS is how a cheese grater is used !? I feel a fool [sic]"
The tweet has had tens of thousands of likes and retweets, which suggests Bea wasn't the only one who hadn't used a cheese grater this way—with the vast majority of us instead favoring holding the cheese grater vertically rather than horizontally. WHAT. IS. THIS. MADNESS.
By lying the grater on the side and grating the cheese horizontally, you collect it inside the grater and can then tip it onto a plate or into your pan—which is much less messy than grating vertically.
That said, some people have been pointing out that cheese graters can vary, with some having a rubber grip at the bottom so you can hold it vertically, and some not even having four sides at all—instead opting for a single grater.
But still, anything that involves cheese and eating it, we're interested.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.