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Gran Kinara (1kg) (Vegetarian)

Gran Kinara (1kg) (Vegetarian)

An excellent vegetarian hard cheese.

Gran Kinara is a great alternative to Grana Padano or Parmesan - it tastes so good you won't believe it is vegetarian.

❆ IMPORTANT - this is a 'fresh' product. Please see How to Store on the Product Description tab.

Availability: In stock

Code: CH13
Product description


    Gran Kinara cheese is a hard vegetarian cheese made from cow's milk.

    It has a lovely flavour, tasting rather like a young Grana Padano, and is an excellent alternative to Grana Padano or Parmesan.  In fact it is the the world’s first aged cheese produced with vegetable rennet (read more in 'Our Producer' below) and is the pride of Fattorie Fiandino, (our producer).

    You won't know that you are eating vegetarian cheese!


    Try it... 

    Cherish a slice on its own or with a glass of Prosecco
    Cubed in a salad 
    Grated over pasta
    On an antipasti platter


    ❆ How to Store

    Gran Kinara needs to be refrigerated. We will wrap it in waxed paper, pack it in a foil-lined bag and protect it with an ice-pack. When you receive your parcel you should put the Gran Kinara in the fridge leaving it in the waxed paper and the bag - it will typically last for 2-3 weeks stored like this. At Christmas time (for deliveries after the beginning of December) we will vacuum pack the Gran Kinara -  it will last 4-6 weeks unopened in your fridge. Once opened wrap in tin foil.


    Our Producer

    Fattorie Fiandino is a third generation business that began as a farm in 1921, added a dairy in 1948 and has grown to become the business it is today run by Egidio and Mario Fiandino.  The milk comes from "Bruna Alpina" cows grazed on the meadows of Piemonte in Northern Italy.  Fiandino uses a natural vegetable rennet to produce their vegetarian cheese.  This vegetable rennet comes from a plant in the thistle family called a 'Cardoon', which is a common plant on the mountains and has been used for thousands of years in the Mediterranean basin.

    We like this comment from Egidio and Mario on their website "Not a day goes by without prodigious fertilizers , miraculous additives and ever more sophisticated machines being proposed to us; we always listen to everyone carefully, but a peremptory “No Thanks!” is now the only answer that we provide."


    Buy as a Gift

    To buy this Gran Kinara as a present, choose 'add to basket' and then click here to create your own hamper. Or why not take a look at our pre-made hampers?

Nutritional information


    Semi skimmed milk salt, vegetarian rennet (cynara cardunculus)


    Allergy Information

    Contains milk



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If you require a specific delivery date enter it on the next screen. (Allow min 2 working days.)

(NB If you need delivery on a Weekend or a Monday, please call us on 01858 419554).


FRESH GOODS: For deliveries containing fresh goods we will add an ice pack that lasts for 24-48hrs. We will also put a sticker on the outside of your parcel to let you know there are items inside that need to be chilled.  Please bear this in mind when selecting your delivery date and address.


HIGHLANDS, ISLANDS & ABROAD: Please call 01858 419554.


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