I first tried this for a culture project and it was absolutely fantastic! I make a smaller batch, but that's because I'm a college student, but this can be easily doubled or tripled for more people. I also have no spaetzle maker, so I just spooned a portion of the batter onto a course cheese grater and pressed it through with a spatula. I also wore an oven mitt so my hands weren't burned by the steam as I held the grater over the pot. It's a little tricky at first, but as the batter sits in the grater over the pot, it gets a little thinner and will drip through easily as you press it. Also, I don't have any authentic cheeses, but mine turned out splendedly with grated cheddar and mozzarella.