Grana Padano DOP
Emilia-Romagna, Lombardia, Piemonte, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto
Non-pasteurized – Cow’s Milk
Grana Padano is one of the world's first hard cheeses, created nearly 900 years ago by the Cistercian monks of Chiaravalle Abbey (in Piacenza province). By the year 1477, it was regarded as one of the most famous cheeses of Italy. Made with raw and partially skimmed milk,it can last a long time without spoiling. The ageing process lasts for a minimum of 9 to over 24 months. At 9 months, each wheel iscarefully tested for appearance, aroma and texture. Rich in nutrients and very digestible, it is an excellent and healthy choice for the whole family. Grana Padano possesses unique nutritional features such as quality proteins, vitamins, minerals salts and especially calcium. Grana Padano is the best-selling PDO cheese in the world.