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In order to appreciate the subtle differences between Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano (they are actually made from the same recipe), one should taste them side-by-side. That is why we have created this special offering, containing 7.5 ounces of each. Enjoy them chunked and drizzled with thick 4-Leaf Balsamico, thinly sliced over caesar salad or carpaccio, or grated over soup or pasta. Each of these cheeses has a long, storied history and the two have been rivals for centuries. Let the debate continue!
  • Grana Padano Stravecchio Oro Del Tempo: Contrary to popular belief, this grand cheese from the Po Vally is not simply an inferior Parmesan. In fact, a premium Grana Padano rivals the best that Parma has to offer. In this example, we serve our Stravecchio (extra aged) variety which earns the name Gold From Time. (7.5 oz)
  • Parmigiano Reggiano: Internationally known as one of the world's greatest cheeses, by law this hard cheese can only be made in either Parma and Reggio-Emilia from a certain type of milk taken from a certain breed of cow. The law also dictates its minimum aging period, its aging conditions and at least 20 other constraints, meaning that every single 80 pound wheel that gets stamped with the Parmigiano Reggiano brand lives up to a standard that has been lovingly developed over the past 800 years. (7.5 oz)

Size: 15 ounces Item: A446



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Latest Customer Reviews for Classic Italian Hard Cheese Comparison
By Jerry
from Fort Smith, Arkansas
on Feb 16, 2015
Classic Italian Hard Cheese Comparison
Two excellent cheeses. I will order both cheeses again but in larger quantities. Thanks for making this available.
By Singer60
from Kentucky
on Apr 12, 2014
Just Perfect
This cheese was perfect. It was just what I was hoping for and has the perfect taste. We will order again.
By Kimberly
from Danielson CT
on Feb 09, 2014
yummy cheese
The grana padano is so sharp I love it. Truly worth the money for both blocks since you get a good portion of both of my favorite Italian cheeses!
By JWM258
from LA
on Dec 31, 2013
Very Similar in Taste
Sent this as a gift and recipients were very excited to receive it. They are enjoying both cheeses, but find them to be very similar in taste and texture. I surprised them with this gift and they thought this was a wonderful gift
By Dreamon
from PA
on Nov 16, 2013
the Grana is good but....
The Grana in this cheese comparison was decent but as good as the Reggiano? No. The Reggiano is actually still the better cheese.
By Bakery Girl
from Spokane, Wa.
on Aug 26, 2013
My New Favorite!
It is really hard to use any other cheese of this type after having tried this one. It is "over the top" delicious!
from Alameda, Ca
on Aug 18, 2012
Grana Padano nice smooth cheese
I was used to parmigiano and liked the mix of the two kinds. Good deal for high quality of both.
By DKirk
from CA
on Aug 11, 2012
Top Notch
The best quality cheese we've seen! Customer Service is outstanding. I'll be a customer for as long as they're here, which should be forever!
By Barbara
from Florida - Gift went to North Carolina
on Jul 22, 2012
Classic Italian Hard Cheese
This gift of cheese was part of a gift for my son. It arrived with the cooling pack and cheese warm. Upon calling igourmet, he was assured that the cheese was safe to eat, and indeed he said the cheese was very good.
By Jimmy P
from Nashville, TN
on Apr 01, 2012
Honestly I had no idea.
Ok, so admittedly I don't have a longstanding cheese blog of my adventures of cheeselandia, however I do find myself completely emptying the good ole kraft grated parmesan shaker every time I have anything resembling pasta, so I'd say I love me some parmesan. Given this, I had no idea there was any difference between these two types of cheeses. Thanks to this combo, I do now. Both cheeses are wonderful and have all that punch I love from parmesan, the Parmigiano Reggiano has a bit more sour, and buttery taste than the Grana Padano Stravecchio Ordo Del Temp (copied and pasted that fyi). I have been enlightened. Thank you iGourmet.com. (oh, they're both excellent, and my advice is to get them)
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