Grana Padano is the best-selling PDO cheese in the world. The culture of wellness is an intrinsic part of the production chain of this unique, inimitable cheese.
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For over sixty years, the Grana Padano Protection Consortium has united producers, maturing companies and distributors of our cheese, guaranteeing compliance with the traditional recipe and its characteristic high quality in every single cheese wheel produced.
Protecting Grana Padano also means promoting its image. This is why the Consortium promotes many activities aimed at spreading the culture of this cheese worldwide, through advertising campaigns, events and other initiatives.
Grana Padano is produced in a sustainable way. The Grana Padano Protection Consortium is comitted to managing its impact responsibly, engaging the consumer, the community in which it operates and the entire production chain.
Caseificio Sociale Val Tidone Soc. Agr. Coop., grana padano, Production siteshttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/caseificio-sociale-val-tidone-soc-agricola-coopv.aspxThere is also an opportunity to visit the nearby Castle of Castelnovo.
Veal Hamburger Parmigiana, Complete meals, recipes with italian cheesehttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/complete-meals-veal-hamburger-parmigiana.aspxAt Rigazzi’s, it was the special of the day when we visited.
Caseificio Achille Snc di Dalla Valentina Ezio e C., grana padano, Production siteshttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/caseificio-achille-snc.aspxFinally, the point of sale is itself worth a visit, it offers a huge range of products, including Grana Padano PDO, Monte Veronese PDO and other typical local products, like alpine gnocchi, soppressa (local salami) and local wines.
S. Vittoria Società Agricola Cooperativa, grana padano, Production siteshttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/s-vittoria-soc-agricola-cooperativa.aspxOur visit ends in the factory shop, where we meet Simonetta, who has been selling the cooperative’s cheese, and other local products, for the last 30 years.
Fattorie Cremona Produttori Latte Associati Cremona S.C.A., grana padano, Production siteshttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/plac-soc-cooperativa-agricola.aspxFor today’s visit, he has asked one of the oldest PLAC employees, who is now retired, to be our guide and tell us a few anecdotes.
Caseificio Sociale Ballottara Soc. Coop. Agricola, grana padano, Production siteshttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/caseificio-sociale-ballottara-soc-coop-agricola.aspxAlong with Valentino, there’s also Matteo and Licia, two guides from Quelli che l’Altrove, another cultural/tourist entity in Bergantino that works with Girolibero on its visits to the cheese factory and the museum.
Latteria Sociale S. Angelo Soc. Agricola Cooperativa, grana padano, Production siteshttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/latteria-sociale-s-angelo-societa-agricola-coope.aspxHe takes us to visit the cheese plant and, as it's now 1 o' clock, the cheesemaking activities are over and the staff are busy cleaning so that everything will be in perfect order when production starts again the following morning at around 5 a.m.
Latteria Agricola di Marmirolo Soc. Agricola Cooperativa, grana padano, Production siteshttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/latteria-agricola-di-marmirolo-soc-agricola-coop.aspxAn agronomist would go and visit the dairy farms and determine the needs of the cattle, and each farm had its own recipe for a suitable diet.
Chiaravalle Abbey, Cistercian monks, Grana Padano history, origins of Grana Padano cheesehttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/chiaravalle-abbey.aspx Having returned from the Council of Pisa (1135), Bernard of Clairvaux was sent by the clergy to visit the city of Milan and restore the Milanese church’s obedience to both the emperor and the pontiff.