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 2006 2011 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 ± % on
2020
± % on
2019
January 4.374 11.208 15.843 9.766 19.799 14.558 16.093 10.622 -34,0% -27,0%
February 9.043 9.765 12.850 13.353 11.151 17.216 18.033
March 8.755 11.989 14.518 12.697 17.005 25.476 20.171
April 13.606 7.788 16.473 11.962 11.411 14.670 14.336
May 16.121 15.160 13.291 18.931 12.908 16.391 13.662
June 14.384 16.538 14.020 15.438 11.388 15.404 18.991
July 13.120 14.359 12.477 14.768 10.849 14.811 26.452
August 12.227 19.728 11.728 10.744 10.491 10.306 20.641
September 13.622 16.115 10.927 13.596 15.521 28.159 24.867
October 14.722 14.526 11.872 16.506 17.775 28.831 27.098
November 13.083 13.872 12.856 13.877 16.602 22.665 20.624
December 11.230 15.839 10.592 14.201 11.794 21.687 26.805
Jan 4.374 11.208 15.843 9.766 19.799 14.558 16.093 10.622
% y-o-y ¹ - +156,2% +41,4% -38,4% +102,7% -26,5% +10,5% -34,0%
Total Year 144.287 166.887 157.447 165.839 166.694 230.174 247.773
% y-o-y ¹ - +15,7% -5,7% +5,3% +0,5% +38,1% +7,6%
Last Update: 03-02-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2011, 2016, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Grana Padano Cheese Production 4.942.054 4.932.996 5.164.759 5.255.451 499.542
Retinato productions 165.839 166.694 230.174 247.773 10.622
% Retinato prod. on Grana Padano prod. 3,36% 3,38% 4,46% 4,71% 2,13%