Lidia’s Grana Padano Cheese Pairings

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Lidia’s Grana Padano Cheese Pairings

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. Difficulty: Easy . Serves:  people . Preparation time: 45 minutes
Pomegranate & Grana 
Pomegranate Syrup 
Pomegranate Seeds 
 
Drizzle chunks of Grana Padano (aged more than 16 months) cheese with pomegranate syrup, and serve with pomegranate seeds. 
 
Honey & Walnut Drizzle
Honey
Walnuts, toasted and chopped 
 
Mix together chopped walnuts with honey. Serve drizzled over chunks of Grana Padano (aged more than 16 months) cheese. 
 
Sweet Balsamic Syrup
Balsamic Vinegar
Dried Cherries 
Orange Peel 
Honey 
 
Boil down balsamic with dried cherries, a peel of an orange, and a drizzle of honey. Reduce until syrupy, about 15 minutes. Remove orange rind and serve syrup of balsamic and cherries drizzled over chunks of Grana Padano Riserva (aged over 20 months) cheese.
 
Cacio e Pere Bites 
Bosc Pears 
Honey 
Freshly grated grana cheese 
 
Drizzle pear slices with honey and then sprinkle with freshly grated Grana Padano (aged from 9 to 16 months) cheese so the fluffy cheese sticks to the pear and serve.
Lidia Bastianich