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Costco: What happened to the Grana Padano cheese?

Bob W Sep 19, 2012 12:25 PM

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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    FoodDee Sep 20, 2012 08:57 AM

    They had it at the Woodinville, WA store yesterday.

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      Bob W Sep 20, 2012 12:02 PM

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

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        lcool Sep 20, 2012 12:34 PM

        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.

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          Bob W Sep 20, 2012 01:02 PM

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

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            lcool Sep 20, 2012 05:19 PM

            when it turns up I'll post here

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              ferret Sep 23, 2012 04:52 PM

              Ample supply in Chicago today.

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                jnk Sep 24, 2012 04:34 AM

                None in Union, N.J.

    2. biondanonima Sep 29, 2012 06:39 PM

      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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        alkapal Oct 1, 2012 01:38 AM

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

        that alone is worth joining costco.

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          treb Oct 1, 2012 03:43 AM

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

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            biondanonima Oct 1, 2012 09:22 AM

            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.

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          lcool Sep 30, 2012 09:16 AM

          none in Maryland yet

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