Made from unpasteurized cow's milk, Country of origin: Ital, Po River Valley
Family: Parmesan, Fat content: 39-41%, Texture: crumbly and grainy, natural rind, lactose free.The cheese is made from unpasteurised, semi-skimmed cow’s milk from two milking and generally aged for two years. At the end of the cheese making process, Grana Padano develops a firm, thick and deeply straw-coloured rind protecting the fragrant, dry, flaking interior.Production methods and final results are the same as its more famous and expensive close relative Parmigiano Reggiano. Grana Padano is inexpensive because areas producing the cheese are bigger and costs are scaled down. It pairs perfectly with great red wines.