Memories of the Stura Valley mountain pastures, of meadows with snow-covered mountains on background and thistle flowers standing out proudly among those meadows. The Cynara cardunculus is the true soul of a hard cheese that soaks in Sicilian salt brine from 10 to 15 days, but is moreover a symbol of a production and life authentic philosophy. Wellbeing, Nature and Tradition: these are the very living components of Gran Kinara, they will rest together and slowly age for more than 12 months, before leaving Fattorie Fiandino. Its strong aroma and de ned taste comes out in the mouth together with those typical crunchy casein crystals that will give authentic pleasure moments. The floral hints of Gran Kinara come out perfectly when fast burned with a blowtorch and served with toasted Tuscan bread, wild herbs and fresh lemon zest. Gran Kinara taste is superb in savoury dishes, but can be surprisingly excellent in ice cream version. Actually, its added values are those of being a lactose-free and vegetarian product that make it the perfect choice to meet anyone’s requirements.