Aside from beautiful landscape and the history that engulfs it, many European nations are united in their appreciation of fine dining and culinary delights. Germans, although perhaps most renowned their love of bratwurst, sauerkraut and, of course, lager, are also popular cheese producers. The cheese pencil, a novelty product courtesy of advertising agency Kolle Rebbe, comes complete with sharpener-style grater and offers Parmesan in three flavours – truffles, pesto and chilli. Much like sharpening a favourite pencil, gourmands can cover their food in cheese with a mere flick of the wrist. Proving that the love of cheese is universal, the limited run of 500 sets sold out in just two weeks. The design itself was awarded a Silver Lion at Cannes, leaving many advertising savants wondering why they didn’t think of such a simple idea first.