Just A Pinch Recipes How to Grate Cheese for Easy Clean Up By Kitchen Crew 1/31/16 Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on G+ Email to a Friend The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shares tips for grating cheese. Coat cheese grater with cooking spray before grating. The cheese will grate much easier. Alternate Idea: Use a food processor to grate harder cheeses in a snap! Watch the "pinch tips" video here.