A citrus zester is a kitchen tool that is used to cut tiny pith-free strips of lemon/orange/lime peel. The citrus peel is known for its concentrated oil that is filled with flavor, which is great for flavoring any dish, sauces or dressing. Zest adds a huge amount of flavor to your culinary creation or cocktail.
The key to a good zest is to only grate the colorful peel and avoid the white bitter pith that is underneath the peel.
These premium classic zesters also can be used to grate hard cheeses such as parmesan, mince garlic and ginger.
Globally recognized, Microplane is the original manufacturer to apply photo-etching technology to graters, an innovative process specifically designed to create ultra-sharp cutting edges.
Made in the USA, the tiny teeth behave like extremely sharp knives to cut ingredients with precision rather than tearing or shredding like most stamped graters. The blade ensures that food does not stick or block, but instead gently slides along the cutting surface to produce perfect results every time.
50 years on and Microplane® is now the preferred grater of choice for professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts worldwide.