The Parmesan is much more than cheese; it represents Italy, its food, taste, culture and joy.
We realized that Parmigiano cheese, known for its traditional and legendary quality, lacked a grater that could preserve its essence while adding beauty to our table. To be officially recognized as Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, it needs to be aged for at least 12 months and can only be labeled with three age designations: 18, 22, and 30 months.
Taking into account these factors and the cultural significance surrounding the cheese, we made the decision to create an iconic grater that would capture the essence of the brand.
We wanted one face of the grater to reflect the look and feel of Parmigiano-Reggiano, and we decided to incorporate proportions and multiples of three to symbolize its meaning. Additionally, we included three different types of blades for cheese, bread, and wine, along with an extra drop-shaped edge to facilitate breaking the cheese. The grater also features a wooden handle carefully placed at the tip, allowing easy access by twisting and pulling the seal.
We decided to appeal to the trilogy as our design canon because it represented the religious approach used during the Renaissance depicting the Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son and the Holy Ghost
Our inspiration for this design came from the rich tradition of Italian Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. We wanted to create something that would not only showcase its identity, region, history, and prestige but also pay homage to its incomparable flavor, quality, story and tradition. Our goal was to design a grater that would not only serve as a functional tool but also as a sculptural piece to be proudly displayed on the table. We wanted it to remind us of the moments we share while indulging in the taste of Parmigiano cheese.
We aimed to create a sculpture that would capture the purest and most perfect cheesy ecstasy. With great pride, we named our creation "ventuno" representing our contribution to the legacy of Parmigiano-Reggiano. The ventuno grater enhances the dining experience for Parmigiano cheese enthusiasts, allowing them to appreciate and celebrate the exceptional qualities of this renowned cheese. Its design embodies the essence of Parmigiano-Reggiano, while also adding an element of artistry to the table.