Grana Padano 200g

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Grana Padano 200g

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Grana Padano 200g

Grana Padano is a hard Italian cheese that is named after the Po River Valley in the northern part of Italy where it is produced. It is one of the world’s oldest cheeses and has been made since the 12th century by the Cistercian monks of Chiaravalle Abbey.

Grana Padano is made using unpasteurized cow’s milk, which is carefully selected and quality-controlled to ensure consistency in flavor and texture. The milk is then heated and mixed with rennet, which helps it coagulate and form curds. The curds are then cut into small pieces, cooked, and pressed into molds, where they are left to age for a minimum of 9 months.

During the aging process, Grana Padano develops a hard, granular texture and a sweet, nutty flavor. It is a versatile cheese that can be enjoyed in many different ways, such as grated on top of pasta dishes, shaved over salads, or eaten on its own as a snack.

In Italy, Grana Padano is often paired with wine, particularly red wines such as Chianti, Barolo, or Amarone. Its hard texture and intense flavor make it a great cheese for grating, and it is often used as a substitute for Parmigiano-Reggiano in recipes.

Grana Padano is a protected designation of origin (PDO) cheese, which means that it can only be made in specific regions of northern Italy, following strict production methods and quality standards set by the Consorzio del Formaggio Grana Padano. This ensures that consumers can trust the authenticity and quality of the cheese they are buying.