Grana Padano DOP | 100% Made in Italy | Italian Cheese | Whole Wheel

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$9.97 - $11.07 / Kilograms | 200 Kilogram/Kilograms (Min. Order)
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Overview
Quick Details
Product Type:
Cheese, Cheese
Type:
Semi Hard Cheese
Cheese Type:
Grana Padano
Processing Type:
Sterilized
Origin:
Cattle
Packaging:
Bulk
Certification:
D.O.P.
Shape:
Block
Color:
Yellow/White
Fat Content (%):
45-48
Additives:
None
Shelf Life:
24 Months
Weight (kg):
38
Place of Origin:
Italy
Brand Name:
Grana Padano
Ingredients:
Cattle Milk, Curd, Salt, Lysozyme
Supply Ability
Supply Ability:
10000 Kilogram/Kilograms per Month
Packaging & Delivery
Packaging Details
The wheels of Grana Padano are packed, shipped and delivered on one (or multiple) EPAL pallet.
Port
Ravenna
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Lead Time :
Quantity(Kilograms) 1 - 200 201 - 1000 1001 - 10000 >10000
Est. Time(days) 1 2 7 To be negotiated
Product Description

What is Grana Padano ?

Grana Padano is a hard, slow-ripened, semi-fat, cow's-milk cheese from Italy, comparable to Parmigiano Reggiano ("Parmesan"). Grana Padano has had protected designation of origin status since 1996. It is made from cows' milk produced in the Po River valley.

History

Grana Padano is one of the world's first hard cheeses, created nearly 900 years ago by the Cistercian monks of Chiaravalle Abbey, founded in 1135 near Milan. By the year 1477, it was regarded as one of the most famous cheeses of Italy. It can last a long time without spoiling, sometimes aging up to two years. It is made in a similar way to the Parmigiano Reggiano of Emilia-Romagna but over a much wider area and with different regulations and controls.

Production Process

Like Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano is a semi-fat hard cheese which is cooked and ripened slowly for at least nine months. If it passes quality tests, it is fire-branded with the Grana Padano trademark. The cows are milked twice a day, the milk is left to stand, and then partially skimmed.


Milk produced in the evening is skimmed to remove the surface layer of cream and mixed with fresh milk produced in the morning.

 The partly skimmed milk is transferred into copper kettles and coagulated; the resulting curd is cut to produce granules with the size of rice grains, which gives the cheese its characteristic texture, and then warmed to 53–56 °C (127–133 °F). It is produced year-round and the quality can vary seasonally as well as by year. Though similar to Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, the younger Grana Padano cheeses are less crumbly, milder and less complex in flavor than their better known, longer-aged relative.

Specifications

A wheel of Grana Padano is cylindrical, with slightly convex or almost straight sides and flat faces. It measures 35 to 45 cm (14 to 18 in) in diameter, and 15 to 18 cm (5.9 to 7.1 in) in height. It weighs 24 to 40 kg (53 to 88 lbs) per wheel. The rind, which is thin, is pale yellow.


Grana Padano is sold in three different ripening stages:

Seasoning
Characteristics
9 to 16 months
texture still creamy, only slightly grainy
Over 16 months
crumblier texture, more pronounced taste [the one of this offer]
Over 20 months
grainy, crumbly and full flavoured

After nine month of aging, each wheel gets checked and, if considered of adequate quality, gets fire-branded with the Grana Padano logo.
Grana padano cheese typically contains cheese crystals, semi-solid to gritty crystalline spots that at least partially consist of the amino acid tyrosine.

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Packing & Delivery

The wheels of Grana Padano are packed, shipped and delivered on one (or multiple) EPAL pallet.

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