A grating cheese isn't one that annoys you but rather an aged, hard cheese that can be finely shredded. The quintessential grating cheese is Parmigiano-Reggiano, but there are others, including Grana Padano, Parmigiano's less pricy cousin; other aged cow's milk cheeses, such as Gouda; sheep's milk cheeses such as pecorino Romano; and even goat cheeses like Coach Farm's grating stick. Wine Spectator's Sam Gugino explains.
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