Weighty, reliable and high-performance, this is the Bugatti of cheese graters. It was designed by Enrico Ratti, who worked as a carpenter for a wealthy family near Castagneto, Italy, at the turn of the century. He fell in love with their daughter, Luisa, and when the family rebuffed his marriage proposal, the couple eloped to the U.S. They found that America lacked many tools for cooking with Italian ingredients, so Enrico designed this countertop grater to handle their beloved hard cheeses. This Acacia model is the modern version of his design—outfitted with a foot that stabilizes it on the counter, a drawer for catching the cheese, and two dynamically sharp blades that either shred your Parmigiano-Reggiano or grind it to a snowy powder. It never leaves our counter, and it should have a home on yours, too.
Trade Show Schedule – Winter 2015
Atlanta: Werner-Frank, Americasmart Bldg. 2, Suite 1200
Dallas: Ryan Associates, Trademart, Suite 2630
Seattle: Hazen & Associates, Pacific Market Ctr., Suite 474
Las Vegas: World Market Center, Booth #C11-1111
New York: NYIGF, Javits Convention Center, Booth #3527
Chicago: Int'l Home & Housewares Show, McCormick, Booth S-1366