Reggiano vs. Grana Padana
- Davwud Mar 23, 2007 12:58 PM
So, is there a difference?? Other than price of course.
I just bought a hunk of Reggiano. I ususally buy GP since it's cheaper and I like it. I decided to see if it was worth paying more.
Grana taste a litte sweeter then reggiano. They are both made with cows milk and age the same way and also under the same quality control of Italy. I think Grana is great over risotto.
Seems to be a fairly big difference in richness of flavor. I largely use GP for everyday use, but always use Reg when cooking any kind of a special meal.
Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano are the same type of cheese: grana. Parmigiano Reggiano is just considered to be the best grana. Grana is produced throughout northern Italy and most families use it in lieu of Parmigiano (less expensive, same cheese).