Before I show you how to shred cheese with KitchenAid stand mixer, you will need the right attachment. KitchenAid has all kinds of tools and equipment you can attach to your mixer, from pasta makers to spiralizers. In this case, you will need KitchenAid’s Slicer and Shredder Attachment. You can purchase this on Amazon.com. Be sure you get the right one that fits your KitchenAid stand mixer model.
When you get your attachment, it will come with instructions on how to attach it. Just in case you need a refresher, you simply need to unscrew the screw at the top of your mixer and attach the white plastic housing. You will get three shredding cones when you get the Slicer and Shredder Attachment, and you want to use the cone with a lot of fine, small holes or blades around it. Insert and secure this into the plastic housing.
How much cheese do you need? Get the appropriately sized bowl and place it beneath the attachment. Pop open the lid on top of the plastic housing. This where you will drop your block of cheese. Turn on the KitchenAid to the first or second setting and watch the magic happen. The cheese should start shredding and fall into the bowl. If you want it to shred faster, turn up the speed, but watch out for flying cheese shreds. If you need to shred cheese quickly, be sure to use a large bowl so it can catch any bits of cheese that fly out of the shredder.
The KitchenAid Slicer and Shredder Attachment will work on even the hardest cheese, such as parmesan. If you need to shred a soft cheese, such as mozzarella, freeze it an hour before doing so. If you try to shred cheeses that are too soft, they can clump up in the shredder.
When you are done and need to clean the shredding cone, do not put it directly in the dishwasher. Soak it in hot water then use a toothbrush to scrub off the cheese that has clung to the blades.