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.

Production phases

  Raw milk The raw milk must be produced in the geographical area set in the Product Specifications. ... Ageing Finally, the cheese wheels will be taken to a specific maturing warehouse, where they will be left to age for a minimum of 9 months.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Grana Padano Consortium and Rava Foundation

Specifically, the Consortium has always been concerned with nutritional issues and nutritional education and is committed to setting up the Grana Padano Nutrition Centre : a ward for treating malnutrition and related diseases, thereby offering children a real chance of life in a country where one in three children do not reach the age of five, in most cases due to [...]

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.

Caseificio Sociale San Donato Soc.

Dairy Number: MN409 Via Panicella, 21 46014 - Castellucchio (MN) tel. 0376 438121 – fax 0376 1503653 The San Donato dairy is situated in Castellucchio, within the province of Mantua and specifically in the area of permanent meadows.


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.

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