Normally cheese would not be a ground breaking story or even worthy of inclusion into TechMASH, but this is something completely different, you could even call it ingenious! The story starts at an ad agency in Germany, who were tasked with making Parmesan Cheese interesting by the fine food group The Deli Garage. Sure enough, Parmesan may be full of flavour, but it is not very interesting unless you offer three types of Parmesan in the shape of pencils! Why? Because you can also include a purpose designed pencil sharpener, as most of the time Parmesan is served as a shaving and this is exactly watch comes from twisting the pencil shaped cheese in the sharpener!
These are the features and specs for the very tasty Parmesan Pencils;
The cheeses are shaped like oversized pencils, where the “leads” contain three different flavours: truffles, pesto and chilli. With the sharpener included, the required amount of cheese can be sprinkled on the dish. A scale on the pencils and on the back of the packaging does not just simply list how much of the Cheese Pencil is needed for each dish, but even how many calories the portion contains.
Source [Oh Gizmo]