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Grana Padano Oro 20 Month

$21.00 / Lb
grana padano oro 20 month cheese
Grana Padano Oro 20 Month
  • Raw
  • Animal Rennet
  • Age: 20 Months
  • Cow Milk
  • Italy
  • Approachable
  • Soft

This cousin of Parmigiano Reggiano is well-deserving of its own savory spotlight. Grana Padano shares a similar flavor profile—dry with salty and sweet notes. It too can be grated, but sampling it in generous chunks is just as delicious. “Grana,” which means grain in Italian, is the perfect descriptor for its flaky paste. The straw-colored rind is firm and thick, protecting the cheese while it ages for at least 20 months. Try a classic Italian pairing with Prosciutto di Parma, or savor it with a glass of bold Barolo.

“The value in using Grana for cooking is hard to beat. In fact, this is The Everyday Grating Cheese in my fridge at all times! With my food processor I can grate one piece into heaps of "snow," making it an easy, fruity-tasting ingredient that can be tossed into basically anything to enrich the recipe, giving it body & a subtle tangy dimension. I mostly use it for meatballs, casseroles, cheese crackers, roasted vegetables, and the perfect pasta topping. It is Parm for the bargain shopper!”
Murray's National Team – New York, NY
World Cheese Awards 2018- Super Gold
World Cheese Awards 2018- Super Gold
Raw Cow's Milk, Salt, Rennet, Egg White Lysozyme

Allergens: Eggs, Milk

  • This is a grana-style cheese in the tradition of Italian greats like Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino Romano. “Grana” translates to grain, which is roughly the size to which the cheese curds are cut during cheesemaking.
  • It originated more than a thousand years ago in northern Italian monasteries and was codified as distinct from its cousin Parmigiano Reggiano in 1951.
  • Grana Padano is produced from the raw cow’s milk of two milkings, which gets partially skimmed. After that, it’s cooked twice and bathed in brine before it’s left to age.
  • Grana Padano has had Protected Designation of Origin status since 1996. DOP stands for “Denominazione d’Origine Protetta” or Protected Designation of Origin. This label ensures that the food is made according to its traditions. It has to be produced in a certain region, according to specific processes, and packaged in a specific way.
  • , meaning that a cheese must be made in a specific way and in a specific region in order to even be called Grana Padano.
  • After nine months of aging, each wheel of Grana Padano is checked. If it meets expectations, the wheel is fire-branded with the Grana Padano logo.
  • Grana Padano can be aged anywhere from nine months to more than 20 months. This Grana Padano is aged in the middle of that range, ensuring that it’s creamy yet flaky and grainy.
Gluten Free, Non GMO

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