2 Grana Padano recipes for the lazy cook

By TASTE, 24 June 2024

A few shavings or a grated mountain of Grana Padano cheese can make any meal unforgettable. Don’t believe us? See how we turn chicken and French toast into scrumptious meals using iconic Grana Padano.

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You may think Grana Padano is limited to being used in Italian dishes, but this aged cheese adds a ton of flavour to many other recipes. Add the rind to soups, broths or stocks to impart a beautiful depth of flavour. Or thicken sauces and dressings with a healthy heap of grated Grana Padano and add flavour to crispy, battered bites. With over 4 million wheels sold every year, Grana Padano is now the most widely consumed PDO (protected designation of origin) cheese in the world. Grana Padano is known for its unmistakable flavour and aroma, making it the king of the table to be savoured in myriad ways, from antipasti to desserts.

1. Creamy Grana Padano chicken

Grana Padano, juicy chicken and a creamy sauce. What more could you want? You'll enjoy how simple it is to throw together, even on a weeknight! Serve with creamy mash for a comforting winter meal or get fancy with pillow-soft potato gnocchi.

Get the recipe for Grana Padano chicken here.

2. Grana Padano-crusted French toast

If you're not a fan of sweet French toast, this savoury version will be right up your street! Make cheesy French toast sandwiches using Grana Padano, sundried tomato and Parma ham. Once fried, don't hold back on the Grana Padano – sprinkle as much as you like over the hot sandwich.

Get the recipe for Grana Padano-crusted French toast here.

Photography: Jan Ras
Videography: Romy Wilson
Recipes: Abigail Donnelly
Food assistant: Cheri Kustner

Find more cheese recipes here. 

With its crystalline, crumbly texture and mild, delicate flavour, it’s no mystery why Grana Padano is so popular. Its consistently excellent quality is due to each wheel being examined at nine months by an impartial technician from the official Consortium of Grana Padano. Only after this does a wheel of Grana Padano receive its iconic firebrand – your guarantee of authenticity and exceptional flavour. 

Learn more about Grana Padano here. 


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