I love Italy and cheese, so when I got these PDO cheeses, I was more than excited. If you’re wondering, PDO stands for Protected Designation of Origin, which means that the item can only be made in a certain place. The PDO Seal was created by the European Union to showcase products made exclusively in certain areas. To earn the coveted PDO seal, a product needs to be produced, transformed, and processed in a specific geographic location.
It’s a great way to teach your kids about Italian culture; While also having a delicious snack. Some of our favorites are the Grana Padano, the Parmigiano Reggiano, and Piave. The Grana Padano, which Benedictine monks created in the year 1000. While the Parmigiano Reggiano, probably the most popular of the six, is known for being put on pasta but it tastes great on its own too. Lastly, the Piave, named after the Piave river, is a hard cheese great for eating with crackers for a light snack.
It’s incredible being able to try all of these cheeses. I loved being able to know so much about where my cheese came from. PDO cheeses are a fantastic thing to try: