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New pencil sharpener shaves Parmesan cheese

Saturday 23 July 2011 00:00 BST
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It's an innovative and effortless way to top pasta and pizzas with Parmesan shavings: sharpening pieces of cheese like pencils.

German ad agency Kolle Rebbe helped The Deli Garage, a label that supports small food manufacturers, package three flavors of cheeses - truffles, pesto and chilli - like oversized pencils.

The Parmesan pencils come with a sharpener, while the packaging comes with calorie counts.

According to popular food blog,, the first limited edition run of 500 sold out in two weeks. also sells a cheese shaver specifically for Parmesan cheese, the Typhoon Parmesan Shaver, and rotary stainless steel graters that are also mess-free.

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