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Grana Padano

A typical product of the Po Valley, Grana Padano is a fine and delicious cheese that is a symbol of “Made in Italy” gastronomic excellence throughout the world.

Made from low-fat raw cow's milk, it is a hard semi-fat cheese, fine grained, white or straw yellow in colour, enclosed in a hard, dark yellow rind that is smooth and thick.

It has a fragrant aroma and a distinctive and persistent taste. It is aged an average of 16 months.

Nutritional Information (for100 gr.)

 Energy:1597 kJ — 384 kcal
 Protein: 33 g
 Carbohydrates: none
 Fats: 28 g of which saturates: 18 g
 Salt: 1,5 g

Production techniques

Grana Padano cheese is obtained from raw cow’s milk (17 litres per kg of product) coming from two daily milkings, partially skimmed by allowing the cream to rise naturally. The product is naturally aged by storing it at a temperature between 15 and 22°C for at least 9 months (table cheese) and up to 20 months and more (Riserva Stravecchio). It is produced throughout the year.


• from 10 to 16 months
• over 16 months
• Riserva over 20 months


The production area for Grana Padano PDO extends throughout Northern Italy and generally coincides with the territories of the Po Valley region north of the Po river. It covers 5 regions from Piedmont to Veneto and down to Emilia Romagna.