Grana Padano PDO Riserva 30 Months Aged
Grana Padano Pdo is aged for 30 Months and possesses excellent characteristics, attested to by the extra check it undergoes, which is followed by a second fire-brand "Riserva".
Its taste is rich and full, fragrant and delicate..a flavour that recalls butter, hay and dried fruit.
Its evident granular structure has an accentuated presence of lactate calcium crystals, an unmistakable triangular flake structure and an intense and homogeneous straw colour.
Ideal to be enjoyed on its own or grated.
It is the perfect choice to satisfy true aficionados and make every meal a celebration for the gourmet palate!
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The Grana Padano DOP 30 Months is one of the finest Italian cheeses, produced following an ancient tradition dating back to the 12th century. The DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) label ensures that every step of the production - from the milking of the cows to the final aging stage - takes place in a specific geographical area of Northern Italy, mainly Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont, Trentino, Emilia Romagna.
The production of Grana Padano begins with the collection of high-quality raw milk from cows raised primarily on local forage. The milk is then partially skimmed and inoculated with lactic ferments and natural rennet. The resulting curd is cooked, broken down, and pressed into specific molds, then salted and left to mature.
A 30 Months Grana Padano has spent at least two and a half years aging. During this period, the cheese develops its distinctive grainy texture and complex flavors. The long maturation period allows the cheese to develop a deeper and more decisive flavor, with notes of butter, nuts, and hay.
The Grana Padano 30 Months features a hard, golden crust. Inside, the paste is straw-colored, with a grainy and compact texture. The presence of tyrosine crystals, small white or whitish inclusions, is an indication of long maturation and contributes to the characteristic crunchy sensation in the mouth.
Rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals, the Grana Padano 30 Months is a nutritious cheese that can be part of a balanced diet. Its calcium content, in particular, makes it a valuable food for the health of bones and teeth.
Use in Cooking:
Thanks to its rich and decisive flavor, the Grana Padano 30 Months is perfect to be grated on pasta, risottos, and soups. It can also be consumed in flakes, paired with fresh or dried fruit, honey, jams, or mustards. Its taste pairs particularly well with full-bodied and structured red wines.
To best preserve Grana Padano, it is advisable to wrap it in a damp cloth or food wrap and store it in the refrigerator. The cheese should preferably be consumed by the date indicated on the package.
- 30 Months
- Storage after opening
- Grana Padano is best stored in a fridge kept at temperatures around around 4° C (39° F).