Retinato is a cheese which did not meet the quality standard to become Grana Padano PDO and, even if it is a good product, should be sold as 'Italian hard cheese' and not as Grana Padano PDO nor labeled Grana Padano Retinato.

Retinato production
Number of Wheels  
Month 2005 2010 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ± % on
2019
± % on
2018
January 9.062 13.578 12.381 15.843 9.766 19.799 14.558 16.093 +10,5% -18,7%
February 11.248 11.116 11.584 12.850 13.353 11.151 17.216 18.033 +4,7% +61,7%
March 8.375 11.196 14.776 14.518 12.697 17.005 25.476 20.171 -20,8% +18,6%
April 8.918 10.052 19.458 16.473 11.962 11.411 14.670 14.336 -2,3% +25,6%
May 10.667 9.301 22.134 13.291 18.931 12.908 16.391 13.662 -16,6% +5,8%
June 10.372 9.074 24.732 14.020 15.438 11.388 15.404 18.991 +23,3% +66,8%
July 8.222 8.258 14.623 12.477 14.768 10.849 14.811 26.452 +78,6% +143,8%
August 15.058 5.351 15.082 11.728 10.744 10.491 10.306 20.641 +100,3% +96,7%
September 12.137 9.778 13.132 10.927 13.596 15.521 28.159
October 13.438 8.719 17.022 11.872 16.506 17.775 28.831
November 9.150 9.402 16.387 12.856 13.877 16.602 22.665
December 9.353 9.122 15.572 10.592 14.201 11.794 21.687
Jan-Aug 81.922 77.926 134.770 111.200 107.659 105.002 128.832 148.379
% y-o-y ¹ - -4,9% +72,9% -17,5% -3,2% -2,5% +22,7% +15,2%
Total Year 126.000 114.947 196.883 157.447 165.839 166.694 230.174
% y-o-y ¹ - -8,8% +71,3% -20,0% +5,3% +0,5% +38,1%
Last Update: 02-09-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2010, 2015, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
**: Adjusted for months of 30 days (Ex. The calculation of the production change of June compared to May is obtained by considering [June production] compared to [May production : 31 x 30])
Source: Consorzio per la tutela del Grana Padano
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years
% Retinato productions on Total Grana Padano Cheese Production
Month 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Grana Padano Cheese Production 4.859.592 4.942.054 4.932.996 5.164.759 3.710.931
Retinato productions 157.447 165.839 166.694 230.174 148.379
% Retinato prod. on Grana Padano prod. 3,24% 3,36% 3,38% 4,46% 4,00%