Stable Micro Systems has a unique grating rig that accurately measures the force needed to grate cheese into shreds. Dairies can objectively and repeatedly measure shredability, enabling them to perfect their recipes and production and packaging processes, the company stated. The grating rig is used in conjunction with the company’s TA.XTplus texture analyzer and comprises a grating platform consisting of interchangeable grating faces, a sample block holder which acts as a sample template and, during the test, holds the sample in place. The rig is adaptable, with the provision of two types of grating face and a mandoline blade for the measurement of sliceability.