Grana Padano


Grana Padano is the hard cheese made from raw cow's milk. The cheese is cylindrical featuring a slightly raised edge. Grana Padano can be eaten directly or rubbed into cheese slices to accompany the meal. China has implemented the geographical indications products protection for Grana Padano since September 2012. Grana Padano is produced in the Po River Plain (Pianura Padana in Italian)in northern Italy. It has a history of about 1000 years.

The Italian word "Grana" means grain. It is used to describe the delicate and granular texture of Grana Padano, which is related to the longer maturity period. Through the use of traditional technology, cheese production technicians has passed from generation to generation. (Courtesy of the IP Protection Department of CNIPA)