Shaving Parmesan Cheese creates wide thin slivers of the cheese. You can use this technique when you have a recipe that call for a topping of Parmesan cheese. This is especially good in homemade macaroni salads where the cheese is not melted into the macaroni or pasta dish. These thin Parmesan cheese strips impart more of the cheeses flavor into each tasty bite.
The easiest way to shave parmesan, or other hard cheeses, is to use a Y-style vegetable peeler. Make long thin strips the length of the block of cheese.