Grana Padano

Grana Padano is a popular Italian cheese, similar to Parmigiano Reggiano, and is also renowned for its quality and versatility. Like Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano has a protected designation of origin (PDO) status, which means it is produced under strict regulations in designated regions of Italy. The main production areas for Grana Padano include Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, and Trentino.

Grana Padano is made from cow’s milk and has a grainy and crumbly texture, hence the name “Grana.” It undergoes an aging process that lasts for a minimum of 9 months but often extends to 24 months or more, depending on the desired flavor and texture.

The cheese has a sweet and nutty taste, making it suitable for grating over pasta, salads, and risottos. It is also delicious when enjoyed in chunks or paired with fruits and wine. Grana Padano is a versatile cheese widely appreciated for its rich flavor and culinary applications in both Italian and international cuisines.