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Grano Padano ('real' parm)

skiette Oct 8, 2006 04:57 AM

So.. I am looking to buy some grano padano/real parmesan (that doesn't have too much of an odour.) I tried buying baby parm today (it was hard like the grano, but when I opened up the seal/tried it - it was quite the stinker, literally).

so... any suggestions? I like the hardness of the grano padano (but dont' want to buy a whole log of it../don't want to spend hundreds of dollars) - would pusateri's/chapmans sell it?

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    embee RE: skiette Oct 8, 2006 12:45 PM

    Pusateris sells it. Alex Farms sells it. I think many Loblaws sell it, though the quality isn't as good.

    Are you sure you don't want Reggiano?

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      Scruncheons RE: embee Oct 9, 2006 12:39 AM

      Grana can be as good as reggiano.

    2. nummanumma RE: skiette Oct 8, 2006 01:55 PM

      Salumeria Deli (south of Grano) sells it grated or not and as much as you want. You should know that the real Parm is Reggiano.

      1. Googs RE: skiette Oct 8, 2006 02:45 PM

        Olympic Cheese at St. Lawrence Market has it.

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          sti571 RE: skiette Oct 8, 2006 04:08 PM

          I get my Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano at Grande Cheese. There are several outlet size locations in T.O/GTA.

          1. Kagemusha RE: skiette Oct 8, 2006 04:10 PM

            Hands down the best deal on these cheeses is Costco--no one else comes close.

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              Atahualpa RE: Kagemusha Oct 8, 2006 06:50 PM

              There are a couple of Italian import-exporters that I have gone to in Woodbridge just off the 400 north of Hwy. 7 with a friend of mine who did some legal work for them (that just sounds fishy doesn't it -- it isn't though, I swear!). I'll try and remember there names. Anyways, there the only places I've found with cheaper and better than Costco.

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                Atahualpa RE: Atahualpa Oct 8, 2006 09:42 PM


                I'll try to remember their names. . . they're the only places I've found cheaper or better than Costco.

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              superizzy RE: skiette Oct 8, 2006 07:37 PM

              Gotta be costco.

              I used to always get Romano there as well, but i noticed they are not carrying it at my Costco (yorkdale) over the last few months.

              Unreal price for reggiano

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