Grana Pedano Italian

Grana Pedano Italian

Grana Padano cheese, granted DOP in 1996, is one of the few cheeses that can possibly compete with the King of Cheeses; Parmigiano-Reggiano. Created by the Cistercian monks of Chiaravalle in the 12th century. The cheese is made from unpasteurised, semi-skimmed cow’s milk from two milking and generally aged for two years. At the end of the cheese making process, Grana Padano develops a firm, thick and deeply straw-coloured rind protecting the fragrant, dry, flaking interior. Grana means “grainy” in Italian which is reflected in the fine granular texture with an intensely sweet flavour. As Grana Padano ages, the flavours become pronounced, savory and complex and the texture becomes more crumbly.
Comparable Cheese: Parmigiano Reggiano Vecchio, Vacche Rosa

  • Rind: Natural
  • Vegetarian: No
  • Type: Hard
  • Pairing: Chianti, Zinfandel