Gran Pasta

Hard cheese, foil ripened for 10 - 20 days, fat reduced 15% FIT, with the typical taste of Pecorino.

Ideal for grating for the industry.

Gran Pasta Käse für Industrie und Küche
Gran Pasta Käse für Industrie und Küche

One day an Italian friend contacted me and asked if I could offer him a cheese for grating. He wanted a cheese in the tradition of the Italian Parmiggiano Reggiano or Pecorino. I never produced such a cheese and I had little experience. I tried to find the corresponding expertise, but I couldn’t find it an I said to my friend sorry I can not help you.

A few month later I heard about an Italian artist, a pianist, whose real passion is cheese. I arranged a meeting and explained my problem. He almost laughed at me and said no problem, I come to Switzerland next week and then we create this cheese together. Said and done a week later, at 5 o'clock AM, we are in a raw milk dairy and the artist showed me his craft. It was impressive, 4 hours later we had the cheese, the birth of Gran Pasta. A cheese made from cow's milk ideal to grate with little fat (8%), the taste of pecorino and lots of protein.

Region Switzerland
Type Hard cheese
Unit/Size
  • 6 – 7 kg, quadratisch oder rund (30 x 30 cm oder 30 cm Durchmesser, h 7 – 8 cm), vakuumverpackt
  • 15 kg 30 x 60 x 10 cm, vakuumverpackt
  • 20 kg 35 x 35 x 15 cm, vakuumverpackt
Milk Cow's milk
Rind ohne Rinde
Texture gelblich, gelegentlich mit Löchern, hart
Taste reif, mild
Ingredients milk, salt, rennet, natural starter cultures
Affinage 1 - 3 Month
Rennet animal

Physical composition

per 100 gram

Energy 270 kcal
Dry matter 51 - 53 g (Target 52 g)
Protein 37 – 41 g (Target 39 g)
Water 47- 49 g
Fat in dry matter ≥15 %
Fat in total 8 – 10 g
Saturated fatty acids 19 g
Trans fat 0.5 - 1 g
Salt 1.0 – 1,5 g

Microbiological analysis

Coliform < 10 / g
E coli < 10 / g
Staph. (coagualase positive) < 100 / g
Salmonella none in / 25 g
Listeria none in / 25 g
Mould < 1000 / g
Antioxidants none
Antibiotics and hormones none

Allergens

The product contains no allergens except for milk and milk derivatives.

Lactose free (less than 0.1 g / 100g)

 

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Contact us

Walo von Mühlenen AG
Postfach 295
3186 Düdingen
Switzerland
E-Mail: hc.olawrueniffa@ofni