This special wheel of Grana Padano has been aged for a full 18 months. Over that time, this Stagionato (aged) cheese gets sharper, but not in the same way that cheddar does. Rather than becoming “bitey”, it develops more fruit flavors with intensified umami characteristics. We love its smooth taste on the palate and long, lingering nutty finish. While Grana Padano is the classic grating cheese called for in pasta, risotto, and salad recipes, we also love it as a simple dessert cheese drizzled with honey.