Made according to a centuries-old recipe in the Po River Valley in Northern Italy, Grana Padano DOP is the best-selling DOP cheese and a staple in Italian cuisine. Every wheel of Grana Padano DOP is made with semi-skimmed, unpasteurized milk from cows raised in the specific geographic area of Piemonte, Lombardia, Trentino, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna with a controlled diet of fresh or stored forage and greens.
In 1954, the Grana Padano Protection Consortium was established to bring together all the producers, affineurs (experts who age cheese), and traders of this iconic formaggio. In 1996, the European Union granted the cheese DOP (Denominazione d'origine protetta) status.
The Grana Padano DOP 16 months is aged for over 16 months and boasts a consistent straw color, grainy structure, with a sweet and quite persistent nutty flavor. Grana Padano DOP 16 months is best eaten during aperitivo, served grated over pasta, or on your cheese platter at the end of the meal.
This item is prepared by our cheesemongers and ships directly from our salumi & formaggi counter at Eataly Chicago. If you are ordering any salumi & formaggi items, they will ship separately from all other items that you order. To ensure the freshness of your Salumi & Formaggi, this item ships separately overnight with a $35 shipping fee. Orders placed Monday through Wednesday will ship by Thursday of the same week. Orders placed from Thursday through Sunday ship by Tuesday of the following week.