Are you also a lover of Italian cheeses? Surely you know Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano. They are both hard cheeses produced in northern Italy, but do you know what the real differences are between these two cheeses?
Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano are both cow's milk cheeses aged for a period of time ranging from 12 to 36 months. However, there are some differences that make them different.
Parmigiano Reggiano is produced only in certain areas of Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy, while Grana Padano is produced in a wider area of northern Italy. Furthermore, Parmigiano Reggiano is made only with raw milk, while Grana Padano can be made with pasteurized milk.
But the real difference can be seen in the tasting. Parmigiano Reggiano has a more intense flavour , with notes of hazelnut and dried fruit, and the grainy and crunchy texture makes it perfect for grating on pasta dishes and risottos, but also enjoyed on its own as a real main dish. Grana Padano has a more delicate flavour, with notes of butter and milk.
In addition to its unique flavor, Parmigiano Reggiano also has a high nutritional value. It is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, and contains only a small amount of fat and cholesterol.
Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano have a difference in price, Parmigiano Reggiano in fact has a higher value but it is a cheese that is worth every penny. It is a high quality product, which requires artisanal and traditional production methods, thus guaranteeing its authenticity and excellence.
So, if you are looking for a cheese with a strong and intense flavour, Parmigiano Reggiano is the right choice.
Parmigiano Reggiano is a cheese that goes beyond imagination, a product that represents the best of Italian tradition and passion for quality food.
If you haven't tried it yet, don't miss the chance to taste this masterpiece of taste and history.
Go to our collection of Parmigiano Reggiano from the 4 Madonne Dairy and choose taste and quality.