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  Fire-branding Controls and inspections On the ninth month of ageing, all Grana Padano wheels are examined with the traditional inspection tools -  a hammer, a needle, and a probe . ...   The wheels that bear the marks of "Grana Padano" origin, but which on final inspection do not meet the necessary standards, are [...]

Protection, grana padano, Italian cheese

  Authenticity beyond any doubt The Consortium carries out regular inspections to ensure that producers, maturers, graters, packagers and retailers follow the correct procedures and do not compromise the authenticity of the PDO product.   Deterring illegal practices Such inspections are carried out without any prior notice.

Consortium services, grana padano, Italian cheese

Inspections The Consortium helps its members perform their own inspections to make sure that the Product Specifications requirements are fully met.

Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano - Particular aspects and specifications, Italian cheese

Quality Inspection and maturing : after nine months ageing, Grana Padano DOP undergoes quality inspection and is then fire-branded with the DOP symbol. In the case of Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, the quality inspection is carried out at the end of the twelfth month of ageing.

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