Grana Padano

By: Cheese Secrets — Posted on September 10, 2010

As one of Italy’s most famous and popular cheeses, the flavour of Grana Padano is intense and complex, with fruity overtones that evoke pineapple or strawberry, depending on the season. The aging of Grana Padano correlates directly to the cheese’s taste and texture. The younger wheels will have a sweeter flavour with a noticeable tang, making them the perfect topping for a light meal, from salad to omelets. The older ones, especially the Riserva, have a deeper straw-yellow color, many more protein crystals, a more complex nutty flavour, and a much longer finish.

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