Tastings Gourment Market & Artisanal Cheese Center

Clock Tower Place
1410 Forest Drive, Suite 2
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-263-1324

"Adjacent to Wine Cellars
of Annapolis"


Store Hours

Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 11am-5pm

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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.


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