Quadrifoglio / four-leaf clover, grana padano, Italian cheese

It also includes the letters DOP, (PDO – Protected Designation of Origin) the mark which shows that the cheese is produced in the area of origin identified by the law, in accordance with the Product Specifications.

Protection, grana padano, Italian cheese

As such, in accordance with the laws regulating this status, it has to meet the requirements of the Product Specifications, drafted by the Consortium. The Product Specifications establish the standard procedures for all the stages of milk processing leading to the manufacturing of Grana Padano.

Activities, protection and promotions, grana padano, Italian cheese

In order to comply with its duties, it carries out initiatives aimed at protecting and promoting everything concerning Grana Padano, both at home and abroad, even through specific services provided to support the members’ activities.

Grana Padano naturally lactose free, lactose-free cheese, cheese for lactose intolerant, lactose-free diet

(Italian Ministry of Health memo DGISAN 16.06.2016) The basic absence of lactose in Grana Padano PDO – a consequence of its natural production process as rigorously laid down in its official Specification Rules – means that people intolerant to lactose can assimilate it without problems, thus allowing them to benefit from the extraordinary nutritious content of [...]

Ageing and controls, grana padano, Italian cheese

Fire-branded marking If the wheel meets the requirements according to the Product Specifications, it will receive the fire-branded mark which certifies the quality of the cheese and its official “Grana Padano PDO” status. Screening  The wheels that do not meet the Product Specifications requirements will be “etched”: the diamond [...]

Getting to know Grana Padano

Media > Digital Library > Getting to know Grana Padano Getting to know Grana Padano The Protected Designation of Origin of GRANA PADANO defines the production area, method and characteristics of a cheese produced all year round from raw cow’s milk, partially skimmed by allowing the cream to rise naturally. The consistency is hard, the cheese matures slowly and can be used as part of a [...]

Caseari Dall' Aglio Snc, grana padano, Production sites

This milk comes from cows fed exclusively on hay permitted under the Production Specifications, without any maize silage. ... “As a small-scale artisanal dairy we can afford to devote more time to the tiniest details of the production techniques, something hardly possible for large-scale dairies where the pace of work is much faster – and to evaluate more calmly [...]

Caseificio Sociale Val Tidone Soc.

They have been producing the cheese for 50 years now, using local milk from cows that receive the greatest care in terms of their diet and their health, as required by the production specifications.


The eco-design will cover the products’ entire life cycle, aiming specifically at implementing a type of packaging that speaks directly to the final consumer about good environmental practices, such as reducing food waste.

Caseificio Vincenzo Quaglia S.r.l., grana padano, Production sites

All Caseificio Quaglia products are PDO certified, made in accordance with strict production specifications and with milk delivered from neighbouring municipalities to ensure maximum traceability.

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