Made according to a centuries-old recipe in the Po River Valley in Northern Italy, Grana Padano DOP is the world’s best-selling DOP cheese and a staple in Italian cuisine. With this bundle, you'll have the chance to savor three different ages of Grana Padano DOP: 12 months, 16 months, and Riserva (20 months), all characterized by a consistent straw color, grainy structure, and nutty flavor. The intensity of taste evolving and intensifying with ageing. 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. We recommend enjoying the 12 and 16 months Grana Padano DOP , sliced on an antipasto platter or as topping for your gratin dishes and served with a fresh white or red wine. The Riserva is perfect grated over pasta or risotto or simply on its own served in chunks, paired with a glass of well-structured red wine. 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 to ensure that each wheel is produced according to strict quality standards . In 1996, the European Union granted the cheese DOP (Denominazione d'origine protetta, in English, Protected Designation of Origin) status.
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.