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Grana padano-queso y cuchillo

Grana padano with a grana knife

Grana refers to a class of hard, mature cheeses from Italy which have a granular texture. These cheeses are typically made in the form of large drums. The structure is often described as crystaline, and the drums are divided by being split with a fairly blunt triangular knife designed for the purpose, rather than being sliced, cut or sawed.

The two best-known examples of grana are Parmigiano-Reggiano and Grana Padano.