Clock Tower Place
1410 Forest Drive, Suite 2
Annapolis, MD 21403
"Adjacent to Wine Cellars of Annapolis"
Grana Padano was created at the beginning of the millennium by the Cistercian monks of Chiaravalle who used ripened cheese as a way of preserving surplus milk. The name Grana was popularly bestowed upon the cheese because of its "grainy" consistency which was markedly different from the other cheeses known until then. It may be used as a table cheese or for grating. A golden oily rind encases a white or straw-coloured fine-grained cheese with crumbly fissures radiating outwards from the centre. Reminiscent of Parmesan, the taste is fragrant and delicate, and the cheese preserves its integrity for one or two years. Grana Padano is best paired with robust red wines.