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  The Decree of the President of the Italian Republic On October 30, 1955 the Decree of the President of the Italian Republic, no. 1269: "Recognition of designations covering production methods, product characteristics and production areas of cheeses", including Grana Padano, was issued. ... A food with high nutritional value [...]

THE WORLD’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 2019, 2019 June 22 - 2019 June 26, grana padano

Created nearly 1000 years ago in Northern Italy in the Pianura Padana (Po River Valley), Grana Padano PDO cheese is produced following the same traditional methods in compliance to strict Production Specifications, becoming not only the world’s best-selling PDO cheese but one of the most loved products in Italy. ... Both China and Italy, in fact, are [...]

EXPO 2015 - Cibus è Italia, 2015 May 01, grana padano

Media > Events > Events > EXPO 2015 - Cibus è Italia EXPO 2015 - Cibus è Italia Expo - Milano 05.01.2015 The Italian food journey begins in the "white dairy area", where AFIDOP (Associazione Formaggi Italiani DOP - Italian PDO Cheese Association) presents the two Italian "big" cheeses, Grana Padano and [...]

History, grana padano

…The folk tradition Grana Padano’s rich nutritional properties, its long shelf-life and its distinctive characteristics and flavour meant that it became an important food source for people living in the country, especially during terrible famines. ...   1955 On the 30th of October, the Italian Republic Presidential Decree no. 1269 was issued.

"Grana" can only be "Padano", Italian cheese

However, when with Italian law No. 125 of 10 April 1954, the designation of origin of cheeses were established, the recognition of the designation of origin GRANA PADANO was requested, as the term "PADANO" was considered the most suitable to bring together under a single wider geographical indication, the different varieties of GRANA [...]

Waiting for FICO, Italian cheese, grana padano

For these reasons and tradition, Grana Padano is beloved everywhere and is the world’s best-selling PDO cheese. ... The journey has already begun and it will have an important place in the theme park.

Horizontal Tasting, grana padano, Italian cheese

Thus, what makes our cheese different is not only the different ageing period but also the area of production. ... The colour of the cheese is also less intense and the ageing period is shorter.


The Italian clinical study was selected from a shortlist of approximately 2,000 studies. ... One additional important clinical datum is that adding Grana Padano to the diet did not alter body weight, blood sugar, cholesterol or triglyceride levels in the patients examined”.

Animal welfare

The path to producing Grana Padano PDO starts right from the field, with the selection of suitable feed for cattle, and only quality milk – which must come from well fed, healthy and well cared-for cows – will provide quality cheese. ... Only soya, which represents a tiny part of the cattle’s standard diet, if imported, could be genetically [...]

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