'Genius' mom uses potato peeler to get perfect slices of cheese every time

'Genius' mom uses potato peeler to get perfect slices of cheese every time

I think it's safe to say that - and don't quote me on this - quite possibly the majority of us like cheese.

Well, allow me (or rather, a genius mom from this Facebook group) to make your enjoyment of cheese even more, well, enjoyable.

Basically, if you want to cut your cheese efficiently but with very little effort, all you have to do is use a potato peeler.

Since posting the handy hack in the Facebook group Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks, the trick has since gone viral.

"Probably my daftest moment ever – however, works an absolute treat," the mom wrote. "Use a peeler to slice your block of cheese. Perfectly slim slices of cheese in a fraction of the time it takes me to use a knife."

Plenty of others in the group have since showered the Facebook user with praise for the clever tip.

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One person asked: ‘Why have I never thought of this??’

A different user said it was "genius", adding: "How have I never thought of this?’"

Another person shared: "I do this as well! Couldn’t find a knife one day and hey presto!"

After her post went viral, the woman said in jest that she "cannot be held legally responsible for any excess consumption of cheese that occurs as a result of trying this method out."

However, not everyone was as impressed with the life hack:

By the way, have you ever wondered why we crave cheese so much - almost as though it were addictive? Well, it turns out we might be hooked on the dairy product as it contains a protein called casein.

It is also made up of casein fragments known as casomorphins. When eaten, these casomorphins stimulate the same brain receptors that heroin and other narcotics do.

"These opiates attach to the same brain receptors that heroin and morphine attach to. They are not strong enough to get you arrested, but they are just strong enough to keep you coming back for more, even while your thighs are expanding before your very eyes." said Dr. Neal Barnard, author of The Cheese Trap