If you don't have one of these get one immediately. Used for grating/zesting Parmesan, lemon, coconut and garlic. You can get the fancy pants kind at William - Sonoma but Kitchen Stuff plus has one for half the price and just as good. I often see them at Home Sense as well.
p.s. now you know how much cheese I really put on my pasta. Actually, I don't think I was finished grating yet.