Grana Padano, one of Italy’s most popular cheeses and the best selling PDO (protected Designation of Origin) cheese worldwide, is produced in Northern Italy in the regions of Piemonte, Lombardia, Veneto, part of Trentino and the province of Piacenza in Emilia-Romagna. "Grana" refers to the grainy, crumbly texture of the cheese and "Padano" refers to its area of origin, the fertile Po River Valley (Padana Valley). Grana Padano RISERVA has been aged at least 20 months and has passed another strict set of checks before being branded Riserva. This hard, straw-colored cheese has a delicate taste and sweet, nutty flavor yet more intensive than the younger Grana Padano. Grana Padano RISERVA is aimed at the most food savvy consumers who are looking for the very best in quality and taste. It can be used in a variety of dishes or enjoyed pure with fruits and nuts. It pairs well with a strong, tannic red wine or even a sweet desert wine like a passito.
Grana Padano Riserva, 20-30 months