Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano Cheese - Giveaway

Prosciutto di San Daniele & Grana Padano cheese, two very traditional and well known Italian products that have been awarded with the PDO logo.

I absolutely love Grana Padano cheese and use it a lot, it's very similar to Parmigiano Reggiano or 'Parmesan' so can be used in a wide range of recipes.

Prosciutto di San Daniele is the best, it's totally delicious; Prosciutto is an Italian dry-cured ham that's usually thinly sliced and melts in your mouth.

Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano Cheese

Both have been recognised by the European Union as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) products since 1996. In order to achieve PDO status, products must respect the strict Production Specifications.
This EU Designation is reserved for products that come from a strictly defined geographical area and are produced using distinctive processing techniques steeped in the history and tradition of that place.

Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano Cheese logo

A PDO logo guarantees high quality, authenticity and traceability by ensuring certain Production Specifications, including:

• Clear boundaries of the geographical area of origin of both the products and the raw materials
• Production methods following the traditional recipe
• Clear labels indicating where and when the products were made
• Quality and authenticity certification by independent and neutral accredited certifying bodies
• High quality physical and organoleptic characteristics

PDO logo

Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano 
Cheese are protected by Consortiums which control each step of the production and help promote and protect them.
They are appointed by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry Policies.

Furthermore, the independent certifying bodies are: INEQ (Istituto Nord Est Qualità), which meticulously inspects Prosciutto di San Daniele, while CSQA is responsible for checking the authenticity and of fire-branding Grana Padano Cheese.

Now for the Giveaway!
One lucky reader of this blog has the chance to win a sample box (same as mine in this picture) containing both Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano cheese along with a rather cute Grana Padano cheese knife.

Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano Cheese

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Disclosure.  I was sent a box containing Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano Cheese to try. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I was not required to write anything positive.


  1. No, I haven't but I would love to!

  2. No I've never tried it before but would love to :) x

  3. i haven't but it does look yummy!

  4. I have tried the Grana padano cheese but not that particular prosciutto.

  5. I have not tried Prosciutto di San Daniele or Grana Padano Cheese but would love to try them both.

  6. Sadly I haven't tried it, it looks delicious though! :) x

  7. No I haven't but the cheese does,sound good.

  8. i haven't but it sounds really nice

  9. I have not tried it yet but it looks so good! I would love to try it!

  10. Not tried before but looks nice 😀

  11. I've never tried either of these but they've got my mouth watering!

  12. I've had Grana Padano cheese several times. Not sure about the prosciutto - I've tried lots of types but I can't remember whether this is one of them.

  13. I haven't tried either but they do look very delicious!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

  14. No I have never tried them but would love to

  15. never tried but it looks lovely x

  16. I'm not sure. Maybe when we were in Rome, or in Umbria.

  17. I haven't but they look delicious!

  18. I haven't but sounds gorgeous

  19. I've had the cheese and it's amaaaaazing :)

  20. I've had the cheese lots and it's soooo yummy!!

  21. I haven't but I love the look of it and would love to x


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