Auricchio Grana Padano is one of the most popular and renowned D.O.P. Cheeses of Italy. It is made from unpasteurised, semi-skimmed cow’s milk in Parma, Italy. Being a D.O.P cheese means it guarantees the highest quality and is produced in the Po River valley, Italy using traditional methods. Each and every wheel of Grana Padano is made using a unique procedure, which is repeated time and time again in exactly the same way. Type: Hard and flaky Aged: 12 - 18 months Texture: Compact, smooth and soft Colour: Straw yellow Flavour: Full flavour and nutty Aroma: strong How to use: It is a very versatile everyday cheese, such as slicing and which can be served on its own, grated on top of pasta and included in a variety of recipes and part of grazing platters. Pairings: Cured meat, olives, roasted red peppers, chargrilled artichokes, and spicy chili jams or chutneys and hearty bread drizzled with olive oil and with robust wine like Barolo. Country of Origin: Product of Italy Benefits: No artificial flavours or colours and is Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O), certification to guarantee product authenticity.