Grana Padano SmallZanetti
Grana Padano is a hard cheese produced from unpasteurised milk and ripened slowly for up to 18 months. The name “Grana” indicates a cheese with grainy structure (created by protein crystals formed during maturation) produced in the Padana Valley (Padano). Grana can only be a Padano. No cheese can use the name Grana Padano if it doesn’t originate from the Padano region.
Zanetti Grana Padano is an Italian’s cow’s milk cheese which is hard and grainy and of course only ever the real thing with its protected origin of denomination. The cheese can be used in almost all preparations from salads and dips to main course dishes.
What to look for in this product:
•Golden colour cheese with creamy sweet but salty flavour
•A granular, crumbly texture that indicative of the aging process
•Signs that you are buying a real Grana Padano are the fire-branding on the side of the wheel and the indented markings on the rind. These are removed if a cheese wheel fails the final quality tests for Grana Padano before being sold.
•DO NOT ACCEPT:
•Any cheese using a similar, but slightly different name to Grana Padano – make sure get the real thing!
•Any cheese claiming to be Grana Padano that has had the rind removed or has ridges/scrapes through the rind.
•Grana Padano that is overly creamy and smooth. This is likely a very young cheese that has not been matured sufficiently
•Ideal to use grated for dishes such as pastas, soups, and soufflés
•Perfect to add shaved to your salad
•Serve generously on your antipasti plate or cheese platter
•Spectacular addition to any sandwich