|Country of Origin||Italy|
|Age||1 to 2 years|
|Milk||Raw Cow’s Milk|
|Weight and shape||35 kg (77 lb), drum|
|Size||diameter 35 to 38 cm (14 to 15 inches), Height 20 to 22 cm (8 to 8.5 inches)|
|Taste||Buttery, fruity, sweet, floral with a hint of herbs and grass|
|Texture||Hard, grainy, brittle|
|Pairing||Salads (shave), Pasta or vegetable (grade), Balsamic Modena vinegar, Ferrari Riserva, Vin Santo di Nosiola,|
Trentino’s first grana cheeses were made in 1925 by a dairyman, Michele Marchesi, in a small town of Trentino which he grew up.
Later he met a dairywoman from Mirandola (the home of Parmigiano Reggiano). He went over to Mirandola and in the province of Mantua, he learned profusely how to make grana.
In 1926, the dairy couple created Trentingrana. In less than a decade, there were 12 dairy-farms making grana n the Non Valley.
Later in 1973, the Trentingrana denomination was established, along with a consortium that united all the grana dairies in Trentino. (source)
Since 1993, the production and sales of this cheese are controlled by the Trentingrana Cheese Consortium aka the Gruppo Trentingrana.
Trentingrana Tasting Notes
The brittle interior has a sweet, soft and fruity taste with hints of cooked butter and herbs. The cheese will also taste like nature: kind of floral and grassy when produced with the milk of open pasture grazing ruminants.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
We love to eat this cheese with Greek Whole Grain Barley Rusks (aka the Manna) or just about any crusty bread. We also enjoy grating it on pasta, broccoli and cauliflowers, or serving together with fruit such as kaiser pears.
For alcohol beverage, you can pair with full-bodied, young red, or sparking white wine. Our favorite wines are Ferrari Riserva and Vin Santo di Nosiola.
Our favorite Greek Whole Grain Barley Rusks to go along with Trentingrana:
- "The Manna" Cretan rusks. Traditional Greek Round Rusk
- Double Baked, rich in vegetable fibers and low in fat, This bread rusk is a pure, authentic source of energy.
- Authentic and pure home made whole grain
- Low Fat and completely healthy, without preservatives
Where to Buy Trentingrana:
- Eataly – 0.5 lb for $13.90
- Amazon.co.uk – 500 g for £17.41
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