Grana Padano Cheese
Grana Padano is one of the finest cheeses, famous around the world. It is made from unpasteurized, semi-skimmed cow’s milk from two milking through a natural creaming process and aged for two years, generally. The cheese is one of the close competitors of the King of Cheeses, Parmigiano-Reggiano. The difference is, it is less crumbly, milder, and less complex.
Typically, cheese crystals are visible in this cheese that looks from solid-like to crystalline grains. Grana Padano is pale yellow in color with a natural rind that is thick and firm and an interior that is fragrant, flaking, and dry. It has an intense sweet full-bodied flavor that becomes more pronounced as it ages.
Its name came from the Italian name grana meaning grainy texture and Padano that refers to the cheese from Po River Valley in Italy. It has a protected designatation of origin or PDO, granted by the European Union law. It has been developed since the 12 century and it can last a long time.
Sold as a wheel segment, contact us for whole wheel needs.
Whole wheel: 32-35 kg, diameter is around 40cm and height is 22cm.
How to Serve:
- shave thinly and melt in the tongue or cut a chunk and enjoy by itself
- will look pretty on a cheese platter
- add grated in your recipes for a real cheesy treat
- ideal in creamy sauces and dishes
Wine pairing: White wine, red wine from Italy, Champagnes
Cheese platter: dried fruits, pears, figs, apple slices, honey, jams, walnuts, olives, cured cuts or salami
Cheese board: Camembert - Grana Padano - Roquefort - Black Jack Cheddar
This distinguished cheese is super abundant in calcium, phosphorous, and zinc. These minerals are essential for the bones and teeth, immunity, growth and maintenance of the body. Add up the quality protein it contains with good amount of vitamins and other minerals such as vitamins A and B2, and copper and this is a good healthy choice for your dairy portion intake.
It is also semi-fat cheese containing good unsaturated fats. Not to mention it is carbohydrate-free.
It is also the kind of cheese that is easy to digest due to the milk proteins being broken already by the enzymes during the aging process.
Ingredients: Unpasteurized cow's milk, calf rennet, lysozyme, salt.
*allergen information: contains milk
Storage: Best stored in the refrigerator at around 4° C (39° F). Wrap in cotton or hemp cloth or in an aluminum foil. Make sure not to combine with other strong-flavoured cheeses in the fridge.
Shelf Life: 1 month
Grana Padano Potato Croquettes
2 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup breadcrumbs
150 g Grana Padano, grated
2 large eggs
salt & pepper
Mix the mashed potatoes with the egg yolk, the grated grana padano, and parsley.
Season with salt and pepper and stir until smooth then shape into croquettes.
Beat one egg in a bowl.
Place breadcrumbs in another bowl.
Dip into the bowl of beaten egg then into the bowl of breadcrumbs.
Place parchment paper on a baking sheet then arrange the croquettes.
Bake at 200 °C until golden brown in color.
Serve hot and enjoy!