Friday, January 23, 2009

Mystery Utensil

Sunny sent me these photos of a mystery utensil in her kitchen. She asked me if I could help her identify it so that she can sleep tonight. She suggested that it might be used in the cheese making process when the curd is cut. Here's what she had to say about it:

"The main boby of this utensil is 9" long and 5 1/4 " wide. The interesting thing is that the wires going across are flat on one side and wedge shaped on the other, so as to make one think it is used for some kind of cutting."

I have never seen anything like this before and I don't know the first thing about cheesemaking. Can you help Sunny?


  1. Hi,

    This is a safety grater. Acme made these, however, they stamped them with the name. So if this is unmarked, it would be a different manufacturer.

    smiles and sunshine...luv2teek

  2. By Golly, you are right! After reading your comment I checked the handle with a magnifying glass and it says exactly that! although hard to make out as it is so worn. Thanks so much! If I had milk to make cheese like I used to, I'd probably still see if it would work to cut the curd. I'll be posting about cheese-maikng in the future on my blog, Amy. Thanks for posting this on yours!


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