Grana Padano PDO
Grana Padano cheese, as can be easily guessed from the name, is a hard cheese that is produced in the Po Valley, in an area between Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino Alto-Adige, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. On the palate, Grana Padano cheese has a strong, non-spicy flavor, it is tasty but at the same time delicate and the perfume, never intrusive, has fragrances reminiscent of fresh milk.
Grana Padano aged for over 16 months
It is a hard and finely grained semi-fat cheese. The prolonged seasoning makes it more valuable, particularly suitable for grating as well as for consumption as a meal. Sandy on the palate, it has a persistent savory taste, never spicy, with a fragrant aroma reminiscent of dried fruit. With its elegant and decisive flavor, it is excellent enjoyed as a table cheese. The seasoning makes it perfect when grated to enhance first courses, meats, vegetables and gratin preparations.
It has an aroma reminiscent of dried fruit and hay.It lends itself to unusual combinations with fruit, jams and honey or in unusual desserts. It goes well with still, sparkling or sparkling white wines if tasted as an aperitif; at meal and at the end of the meal, we recommend pairing with mature red wines. Ideal for a careful and refined cuisine, when you are looking for “an extra touch”.
Grana Padano Riserva aged over 20 months
Its taste is rich and full, fragrant and delicate…A flavor reminiscent of butter, hay and dried fruit. Its evident “grain” texture has an accentuated presence of calcium lactate crystals, a clear flake structure and an intense and homogeneous straw yellow color. Ideal to be tasted alone or grated.
When a Grana Padano is Riserva is gets marked.This second brand is applied to the sides of the wheels in the same way as for the DOP brand, near the four-leaf clover, on the opposite side to that where the “Grana Padano” brand is displayed. The selection marks are burnt by the technicians of the Grana Padano Protection Consortium.