Store unused cheese inside the grater and keep in the fridge until next time. Cheese storage chamber is created by grater's layer of silicone that seals grater in closed position. Cap on barrel for additional air-tight storage. Grater can be used with cap on to collect cheese or off to sprinkle directly over your scrumptious dishes. Soft, non-slip handle and comfortable rotating knob. Dishwasher safe. Imported.