Grana Padano buy online

Grana Padano buy online for flavour pasta, salads or meat dish!

The production of Grana Padano takes place in the Region of Piemonte, in the provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Torino, Verbania, Vercelli; in the region of Lombardia in the provinces of Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantova, Milano, Monza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese; in the region of Trentino alto Adige in the provinces of Trento and Bolzano; in the region of Veneto in the provinces of Padova, Rovigo, Treviso, Venezia, Verona, Vicenza; and then in the region of Emilia Romagna in the provinces of Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì Cesena, Piacenza, Ravenna and Rimini.

Grana Padano is a PDO cheese produced throughout the year with semi-skimmed raw cow’s milk. It is a cooked cheese, hard and slow aging.

Discover Grana Padano

Grana Padano is a PDO cheese produced throughout the year with semi-skimmed raw cow’s milk. It is a cooked cheese, hard and slow aging; It is produced from raw cow’s milk from cows milked twice a day, whose basic diet consists of green fodder. Raw milk, stored in the barn and from there transported to the dairy, must not have undergone any physical, mechanical neither thermal treatment that could change the status of the natural raw milk.

The cheese Grana Padano was awarded the Protected Designation Origin status (PDO) by the European Union in 1996
Only to cheese that meets all the requirements established in the Product Specification and have completed at least eight months is affixed to focus the mark of Grana Padano PDO. However, this cheese may not be sold before the actual completion of the ninth month of age.

Grated Grana Padano PDO is made exclusively from whole cheese already certified. The grating must be done in a defined production territory.

The packaging must take place immediately, without any other process or addition of other substances.

On the crust of Grana Padano PDO, as well as on the packaging, it is possible to read how long it has been the ageing time.

The categories provided in the Regulations are three:

–       “Grana Padano DOP”, in English PDO

–       “Grana Padano oltre 16 mesi”, over 16 ageing months

–       “Grana Padano Riserva – oltre 20 mesi” over 20 ageing months

Grana Padano has a cylindrical form, with a diameter between 35 and 45 cm and a height between 18 and 25 cm. Each form weighs between 24 and 40 kg

grana padano buy onlineWith the aim of protecting all the steps needed to produce Grana Padano, as they are indicated in the Production Guidelines, to achieve the high quality of all forms, in 1954 the Grana Padano Protection Consortium, called in Italian Consorzio tutela grana Padano, was founded. The consortium brings together 130 producers, 153 seasoners, 132 authorised facilities for portioning Grana Padano PDO and 31 facilities for packaging grated Grana Padano PDO cheese.

 

The production of this hard cheese began in the Middle-aged. In 1135 the Cistercian monks founded the Chiaravalle Abbey, an abbey located not far from the south walls of Milan, in an area which was marshy.

The monks reclaimed that area in the Po river plain and started cultivating crops and rearing livestock. Very soon they got a surplus of milk, and they needed to find a way to preserve that milk for longer periods, not to waste one of the most nutritious food that was available at that time. It was in this situation that has been produced the cheese called by the monks with the Latin name “caseus vetus”, that means “old cheese”. This cheese was later called “grana” cheese, due to its granular structure.

The cheese produced in the Po river plain became increasingly very popular, a cheese with two souls: an important ingredient in the elaborate recipes of the aristocratic cuisine and the basis of the popular gastronomic tradition.

On the 1st of June 1951 in Stresa, a nice little town in front of the Lake Maggiore, took place a meeting of workers and technicians of the European cheese-making industry. During this meeting the experts distinguish two different types of the cheese called “Grana Lodigiano”: they have been identified as “Grana Padano” and “Parmigiano Reggiano”.

Recipes Grana Padano

Cacciatore Salami P.D.O.

Cacciatore Salami according to the Italian tradition was once the hunter’s meal during the hunting trips. It is a P.D.O product and it is protected and valued by the Italian Consortium Cacciatore.

Alba White Truffle Fair

The International White Truffle Fair takes place since 1928 in the city of Alba, on the hills rich in vineyards in the Langhe area in Piedmont.

Carlo Cracco: a chef star

Carlo Cracco is one of the most known Italian chefs for his skill in the kitchen and to be one of the four judges of Masterchef Italia and the feared judge of Hell’s Kitchen Italia.

Spaghetti with Clams

Spaghetti with Clams is one of the best known Campania pasta dishes, a simple recipe where the delicacy of clams meets the Italian pasta tradition for an awesome result.

Sardinian Carasau Bread

Carasau bread is a typical Sardinian bread, it looks like a very thin and crunchy round leaf and is considered one of the oldest bread types in the world. It could be eaten naturally, or wet with water to be eaten more easily with cured meat and cheeses.

Discover Sardinia

Sardinia island is famous for its beaches and the beautiful color of the sea, but it also has a rich and ancient culinary tradition, handed down from generation to generation.

Milano Golosa: food &wine event

Milano Golosa is a food & wine event that will take place in Milan from 14 to 16 October 2017, during the event many show-cooking and masterclasses will be held to valorize the Italian culinary tradition of each region.

Fieschi 1867

Fieschi 1867 for over 150 years has been producing high-quality jams and mustards, creating combinations for all tastes of consumers.

Milanese Risotto

The saffron or “Milanese” Risotto is one of the most popular dishes of the culinary tradition of the city of Milan.

Pecorino cheese

Pecorino is a hard cheese produced in Italy, made from sheep’s milk. There are different varieties, produced in many Italian regions and seven of them have the Protected Designation of Origin status (PDO, in Italian – DOP).

Taste of Roma

Taste of Roma is a food theme festival that takes place every year in Rome, towards the end of September. During the festival, visitors can sample the menus selected by 15 chefs of the most important Roman restaurants.

How to disalate Capers

Capers are the unopened buds of the plant, and they can be sold under salt, under oil or vinegar. It is very important to know how and the tricks and tips to disalate Capers under salt.

Urbani Tartufi

Urbani Tartufi since 1852 dedicated its work to the world of truffles with passion and attention, becoming one of the Italian leaders, with branches also in the USA.

Italian Mussels

Italian Mussels are a simple but genuine tasty dish, typical of Neapolitan tradition, in southern Italy. Fresh mussels, parsley and black pepper for a dish perfect for the most gourmet palates!           Ingredients: 2 kg of Mussels 1 garlic...

Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad is perfect for the summer season. The recipe presented includes the use of tomatoes, spinach, avocado, and onion; but you can make your salad more colorful and delicious by adding feta cheese, melon, or peppers or carrots cut into julienne!    ...

Shrimp Salad

Shrimp Salad is the perfect dish when it's hot outside and you want to eat light. A few simple ingredients for a quick dish, with a sweet and spicy dressing that give also color to the dish.           Ingredients: For the salad: 1 pound of...

Greek salad

Greek salad is a dish of Greek culinary tradition; It consists of: green salad, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives, and feta, a typical local cheese. The Greek salad is perfect for accompanying a second dish, or as a unique dish.        ...

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad is the most famous American salad, but few know that it was created by Italian chef Cesare Cardini, emigrated to the United States after the First World War. It is not the usual salad, but it is flavored with chicken and bacon to be also suitable for...

Nicoise Salad Italian Style

Nicoise Salad is a typical dish of the city of Nice, on the Côte d'Azur, in the south of France. Nicoise Salad is a very tasty and healthy recipe based on fresh seasonal vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, onions, and cucumber, with ingredients as boiled...

Pasta & Peas

Pasta & Peas is a fast and easy first course to make every day in any occasion. It can be considered a "save dinner" if you do not know what to cook, in a few minutes you will have a dish that will surprise everyone!           Ingredients:...

Orecchiette Pasta with turnip peaks and chili peppers

Orecchiette Pasta with turnip peaks and chili peppers is an amazing first dish during the winter period. Orecchiette is a form of fresh pasta made from hard wheat flour, handmade, representing the gastronomic symbol of the Puglia region. The perfect condiment for the...

Ragù Tortellini

Ragù Tortellini mixes best two dishes of Italian culinary tradition: the Emilian tortellini and Bolognese ragù. Tortellini, both in broth and ragù, are a dish known all over the world: a thin dough of pasta that contains a filling of meat and parmesan for a first dish...

Spaghetti with Shrimp

Spaghetti with Shrimp is a typical dish of Italian culinary tradition created with few ingredients and suitable for many occasions: a light and fast lunch, or a family dinner or friends. The perfect union between tomatoes, fresh shrimps and a pinch of chili pepper...

Pasta & Chickpeas

Pasta & Chickpeas is a typical dish of Campana, Apulian, Sicilian and Roman cuisine and has ancient origins. Chickpeas are always a great nutrition alternative to meat or fish. Chickpeas have always been a real salvation for the poor diet of the peasants who...

Beppino Ocelli

Beppino Occelli is located from the Langhe area to the high-altitude summer pastures on the slopes of the Maritime Alps. Beppino counts on his cows, goats and sheep on the pastures in summer and in the stalls in winter.

Pasta & Lentils

Pasta & Lentils is a typical dish cooked by grandmothers and handed down from generation to generation. It's perfect for the cold winter evenings. It may have a dense or more liquid texture and can be flavored for example with bacon, so it can be also liked by...

Pecorino and Pepper Manicotti Pasta

Pecorino and Pepper Manicotti Pasta is a typical dish, along with the carbonara pasta, of the tradition of the Lazio region. It is a simple recipe, created with only two ingredients: the creamy of Pecorino cheese and the decided taste of black pepper.    ...

Hot Chilli Spaghetti

Hot Chilli Spaghetti a perfect union of three basic ingredients of Italian culinary tradition: pasta, tomato, and spicy chili. It is loved by those who like the decided and strong flavors!           Ingredients: 320 g of Spaghetti pasta 400 g...