What is the best beer to pair with Grana Padano cheese?
As with wine, pairing beer with food offers an opportunity to bring out the characteristics of both elements. Tanginess, sweetness, fatty quality, acidity, bitterness, oiliness, succulence, and flavour and aroma length are generally the characteristics of a beer which need to be taken into account when considering the best foods to pair with it. Always in general terms – and personal taste aside – Grana Padano at all stages of ageing pairs well with beers featuring plenty of fizz, high alcohol, and tannins.
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Recommended pairings: Best Bitter, Brown Ale, Cream Ale, Italian Grape Ale (sour and white grape), Irish Red, Marzen, Münchner, Porter
In particular we recommend pairing these Grana Padano PDO types with:
Grana Padano aged
Over 16 months
Recommended pairings: Belgian Blond Ale, Bière de Garde (Blond or Ambrée), Festbier, Helles Bock, Saison (standard), Scotch Ale
In particular, try these Grana Padano PDO types with:
Belgian Blonde Ale
Strong Scotch Ale o Wee Heavy
PDP Riserva aged
Over 20 months
Recommended pairings: Belgian Strong Ale, British Strong Ale, Doppelbock, Dubbel, Italian Grape Ale (with cooked must), Old Ale, Weizenbock.
In particular, we recommend pairing the more mature Grana Padano PDO cheeses with:
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Recommended pairings: Black IPA, English Barleywine, Eisbock, Oud Bruin, Tripel
In particular we recommend pairing the more mature Grana Padano PDO cheeses with: