Imagine a Consumer Good almost 1000 years old: Grana Padano cheese is such a thing

While gathering some information on Grana Padano, Granapadanoa type of Parmesan, I discovered to my surprise that it was close to 1000 years old.
Cistercian monks in Chiaravalle (Italy) started making this cheese as a way of saving milk. An unpasteurized, hard, cow milk cheese, it ripens in 12 to 48 months and can be eaten or shaved or grated on your salads or pastas and more. For more details read tasting review.

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Ryan Singel (Wired) relates how 'Ritual Coffee Roasters' became a second home for many San Francisco techies

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Like things broken into little pieces: read a few pages of Cory Doctorow on your PC or your Cell Phone

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