This cheese grater from Microplane is part of the Gourmet Series and has a fine paddle shaped blade. Fine blades are perfect to use to grate cheese (hard), garnish dessert with chocolate sprinkles and to fresh grind spices. This long lasting durable frame is designed to with stand heavy use for many years. The blades are made in the USA. The surgical grade stainless steel blade is super-sharp and dishwasher safe. A non-slip end piece adds stability, while a reusable cover is included for safe storage.