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Grana Padano D.o.p. 18months - 24 Months (fanticini)- Grated

Grana Padano D.o.p. 18months  - 24 Months (fanticini)- Grated

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Grana Padano D.o.p. 18months - 24 Months (fanticini)- Grated

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Grana Padano 18 Months - 24 Months - Part # 101 (18 Mths ) #104 (24mths)#106 Grated

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Grana Padano is a traditional, unpasteurised, hard cheese. The smooth, natural rind is extremely hard and thick. The Grana Padano cheese is known to many of us as simply "Parmesan".

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Grana Padano is one of the most popular Denominazione di Origine Controllata cheeses of Italy. The name comes from the noun grana (?grain’), which refers to the distinctively grainy texture of the cheese, and the adjective Padano, which refers to the valley Pianura Padana. Grana Padano is one of the world's first hard cheeses, created nearly 1,000 years ago by the Cistercian monks of Chiaravalle Abbey, founded in 1135 near Milan, who used ripened cheese as a way of preserving surplus milk. By the year 1477, Grana Padano was regarded as one of the most famous cheeses of Italy. Grana Padano can age for 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. Grana Padano began to appear with greater frequency as an ingredient in the foods of aristocrats and commoners alike. Grana Padano is a cylindrical, cooked, semi-fat hard cheese which is matured slowly. It may be used as a table cheese or for grating. A golden oily rind encases a white or straw-coloured fine-grained cheese with crumbly fissures radiating outwards from the centre. Grana Padano is produced throughout the regions of Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto, and in the provinces of Trento, Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì, Piacenza and Ravenna.

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