Dry the zucchini well and using a vegetable peeler, carefully slice the zucchini into thin beautiful strips, continue this until all the zucchini has been cut and place them into a very large deep bowl.
In a small plate, using a cheese slicer or a vegetable peeler, create paper thin pieces of the hard cheese of your choice, enough to please your taste preference.
About 10 minutes or so before serving your meal, drizzle a good dose of olive oil and add some sea salt and pepper to the zucchini strips. Mix gently until well coated. Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice from the lemon, and blend well.
Taste for any more seasoning needed and lastly, chop some of the basil leaves and add these as well as a small dash of lemon zest to the top.
Finish with a good handful of the thinly sliced cheese and serve immediately with grilled meats, fish and toasted crostini bread.