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Pampered Chef: Sales Cheese allergy, cheese grater ideas??

  1. I just got my kit yesterday and have yet to schedule my first show, but I have noticed most of the savoury recipes have got some sort of cheese in them. As I am allergic to cheese and hate handling the stuff , has anyone got any ideas I could use to show the cheese grater to it's best effect without handling the dreaded dairy product???
    Sep 10, 2005
  2. Kristen

    Kristen Member

    You could make the Streusel Berry Tart instead, where you use the Cheese Grater to grate nuts. It's really good! It's from the Spring/Summer 2005 Season's Best. You should be able to find the recipe on Consultant's Corner.
    Sep 10, 2005
  3. You can use it to grate chocolate.
    Sep 10, 2005
  4. theapronfits

    theapronfits Guest

    You can also grate carrots, on salads, or to top off a stir fry.
    Sep 10, 2005
  5. amya

    amya Member

    I once heard about someone putting Skittles in the grater and grating them over cupcakes. Might be a different idea for a candy topping.

    My favorite tip for the Cheese Grater is to put the yolks of your hard boiled eggs in it when making deviled eggs. I do this all the time now and it works great.
    Sep 10, 2005
  6. chefbilyeu

    chefbilyeu Member

    Potatoes for hash browns, zucchini for zucchini bread, carrots for carrot cake/salads, grate hard lumps of brown sugar, I also love it for hard boiled eggs, but I use it to make egg salad sandwiches
    Sep 11, 2005
  7. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

    When you make deviled eggs, you can use it to grate up the yolks because they will have NO lumps!
    Sep 11, 2005
  8. MichelleT

    MichelleT Member

    Great idea about the yolks! I'm going to have to try that one!
    Sep 11, 2005
  9. cheese grater

    I always say that they should have called it a Food Grater because it can be used for so much more than cheese. I quickly explain about the cheese aspect then say that it can be used for nuts, vegetables, eggs, (plus other things stated above) then I say it can even be used for left-over Easter Bunny ears. And then I say, "If you are having a PMS moment, you just pop the chocolate in here and grate. You don't even have to get your hands dirty," and I pretend to hold the grater over my mouth. Always get a laugh.
    Sep 11, 2005
  10. Yvonne

    Yvonne Member

    Grater for Sweet recipe

    I did a show on Friday for a host that wanted the Caramel Pecan Ring. I love doing dessert recipes, but worry that in a lot of them I am not showing off the chopper, grater or the garlic press. Just on my way out of the door, and I had a brain-wave. I had some Marzipan left over from another recipe, so I put a couple 2 oz in one of the prep bowls and took it with me. I grated that in with the pecan and sugar mix as though it should have been there, and talked about how you can also use the Marzipan Grater for cheese! I must admit that I didn't sell any, but it made me feel better that I had shown it. You never know who sees the demo and puts it on their wish list for next time. I took along some garlic to show the garlic press after the Ring went in the oven, and I didn't sell that either! I did, however, sell 3 muffin pans just by passing it round with a little ball of play dough for the guests to press into the pans with the tart shaper. Go figure.

    Sep 11, 2005
  11. Wow, thank you, what a great lot of ideas! I like the one about pretending to grate chocolate into your mouth!! :)
    I'm sure that would raise a few laughs! At least I can glaze over the cheese thing now and not have to use it in a demo.
    Sep 11, 2005
  12. kitty

    kitty Guest

    @ the first party I hosted

    the PC rep used the cheese grater to grate pecans for the Banana Creme Supreme. It was her first month, so she only used items in the starter kit + a Springform Pan. It is a great recipe for newbies.

    Tools used: Baker's Roller, Batter Bowls, Springform Pan, Cheese Grater, Quikut Paring Knife

    PLUS it is a refrigerator/freezer pie so there's no baking involved in these last few weeks of summer. The only thermal cooking is melting butter, but that can be done in the microwave.
    Sep 11, 2005
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