What Are Grana Cheeses, and Do They Come in a Green Shaker Can?
Grana cheeses are the hard, aged “grating” cheeses, and the short answer is: No. They don't come in a green shaker can. Grana, literally, means “grainy,” and describes these crumbly cheeses very well. They'll sprinkle into flakes or fine powder on a grater. The undeniable king of the grana cheeses is Parmigiano Reggiano. This Parmesan cheese has a nutty, savory flavor and, sometimes, delicate crystalline specks in it that impart a dynamic texture.