Plac 16 Month Grana Padano DOP
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.
This Grana Padano is aged for 16 months, and boasts a consistent straw color, grainy structure, and nutty flavor. Every wheel of Grana Padano DOP is made with semi-skimmed, unpasteurized milk from cows raised on a controlled diet of fresh or stored forage and greens, which can only be sourced in the legally designated area.
Grate over pasta or risotto, or enjoy on its own with your next antipasto platter.
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.