This rich and nutty dairy product is made from raw cow’s milk and is generally aged for two years. At the end of the cheese making process, Grana Padano cheese develops a firm, thick and deeply straw-colored rind protecting the fragrant, dry, flaking interior.
Grana Padano refers to the granular texture traditionally associated with this famous cheese. Produced by many co-operative dairies across Northern Italy, the name ‘Grana Padano’ engraved on the rind ensures the cheese is authentic. Confusion often occurs with poor quality cheeses being sold after grading at nine months, which is before full maturity and when the cheese achieves it familiar texture.
To ensure the unmistakable flavour and texture, which can often be as good as its more illustrious cousin, Parmigiano Reggiano, we select only the highest graded genuine cheeses, aged 18 months or more under the Ambrosi brand.
Pairs well with/serving suggestion
Shave or grate this Italian hard cheese over your favourite salad, sarmi or Italian-inspired dish. Grana Padano Cheese pairs well with dishes such as Cacio e Pepe and Passatelli in Brodo.