Freshly grated cheese melts better than pre-shredded cheese since pre-grated cheese has added preservatives. The preservatives can also give your cheese a gritty texture. Grating cheese yourself allows you to avoid added chemicals and gives you more control over how fine or coarsely your cheese is shredded. Additionally, cheese graters work well on a variety of foods such as cabbage, carrots, chocolate, and more. Here is our review of four different cheese grates so you can find the right one for you.