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Sep 19, 2012 12:25 PM

Costco: What happened to the Grana Padano cheese?

This was our regular, go-to cheese for grating. Very good flavor and very, very reasonable in price. Haven't seen it for weeks, and I had to buy a hunk of Parmigiano Reggiano, which is great cheese but costs twice as much.

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  1. They had it at the Woodinville, WA store yesterday.

    6 Replies
    1. re: FoodDee

      Thanks -- We go to the Chantilly, VA store, 3000 miles away. Will keep checking!

      1. re: Bob W

        Within the past 10 days,not at the Beltsville or Columbia locations.Recently I returned one,still sealed that just wasn't right,expire date 3-4 months away,colour was off within 3 days of purchase,on a cool day and transported home in a cooler.
        If even a small,tiny number of people returned it for similar reasons COSTCO takes a long hard look at the current stock,shipping lot and may pull it.

        1. re: lcool

          Thanks lcool -- that would certainly explain its absence. Hopefully temporary!

          1. re: Bob W

            when it turns up I'll post here

            1. re: lcool

              Ample supply in Chicago today.

    2. I was at the Costco in Bridgewater, NJ and Edison, NJ today. Bridgewater had Grana Padano, but it was $8.79 a pound (Parmigiano Reggiano was only $10.99 a pound, so not that much more expensive). I bought the parm. However, I looked in Edison as well and no Grana. Very odd.

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      1. re: biondanonima

        wow -- real parm for $11 per pound?
        chunks from the wheel?

        that alone is worth joining costco.

        1. re: alkapal

          Yup, real parm from the real wheel, a deal! Haven't found many stores can beat their cheese prices.

          1. re: alkapal

            Yes, their price on Parmigiano is excellent. I can sometimes find it for $12.99 a pound at Fairway in NYC, but those chunks are usually not well cut (higher proportion of rind than they should have, etc.) or are starting to mold. Normal price at Fairway is $14.99 a pound, and they're the cheapest in town. They also have Jarlsberg swiss (from the wheel) at $4.59 a pound, an excellent Comte at around $9-10 a pound, etc - really terrific deals on cheese.

        2. none in Maryland yet