Italy: Asiago Cheese Production

This page provides, in a given period of time, data related to Italian production of Asiago cheese in both types: Asiago
  • Asiago pressato (fresh): aged for 20 days and wheel range from 11 kg to 15 kg;
    (organized by Provinces and Regions here);

  • Asiago d'allevo (mature): aged from 4 to 6 months ("mezzano"), to one year or longer (maximum 2 years) only for 8-12 kg per wheel cheese.
    (organized by Provinces and Regions here).
Production figures are represented on the two graphs at the bottom of the page.

The Asiago cheese is a high quality P.D.O. product.

Asiago cheese production area is located in the north east of Italy (Venetian Region and Trentino) and in particular in four provinces: the whole area of Vicenza and Trento and part of Padua and Treviso.

The milk collection and production areas is set by law.
Each wheel is numbered and its authenticity is guaranteed by a brand on the side of the wheel and by a certificate issued by "Consorzio di tutela per il formaggio Asiago". The number indicated on the wheel allows to find out the date of its production, the producing process characteristics and the name of the relevant milk producer.

The Asiago cheese is quoted weekly on the markets of Milan and Thiene.

Clic here to download the ASIAGO policy document (D.M. 03/08/2006 Gazzetta Ufficiale n.190 del 17/08/06)

Latterie Vicentine Latte Busche Toniolo Latterie Venete Albiero Casearia Brazzale
Production of Asiago Pressato (20 days)
Number of wheels  
Month 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 ± % vs prev.
month**
± % on
2013
± % on
2012
January
123.711
123.371
128.179
122.598
118.235
114.368
122.432
129.079
123.037
+1,57% -4,68% +0,49%
February
115.102
109.476
125.033
117.504
114.894
102.370
118.264
112.805
110.849
-0,25% -1,73% -6,27%
March
126.021
117.751
123.561
126.812
138.509
125.131
140.543
123.987
106.778
-12,99% -13,88% -24,02%
April
123.279
123.247
114.580
117.609
126.147
117.480
124.525
126.214
116.997
+13,22% -7,30% -6,05%
May
127.472
117.378
119.170
107.507
114.627
117.691
118.191
115.910
115.454
-4,50% -0,39% -2,32%
June
119.641
114.365
117.358
115.385
112.577
105.791
115.274
100.983
(p)105.300
-5,75% +4,27% -8,65%
July
110.958
106.680
114.993
123.159
111.738
118.804
112.329
111.127
 
August
120.709
116.147
115.570
114.457
107.340
132.317
119.177
109.853
 
September
119.600
111.231
121.965
124.256
113.623
114.125
111.892
111.477
 
October
122.903
119.155
136.599
142.471
128.333
124.391
132.691
121.321
 
November
116.080
114.215
124.960
133.475
132.369
127.470
129.867
116.430
 
December
121.920
116.354
120.639
124.261
120.907
122.467
117.021
121.137
 
Total 1.447.396 1.389.370 1.462.607 1.469.494 1.439.299 1.422.405 1.462.206 1.400.323 678.415
Variation %
-1,33%
-4,01%
+5,27%
+0,47%
-2,05%
-1,17%
+2,80%
-4,23%
-4,31%¹
Last Update: 2014-07-09
1) change from the same period of previous year
**: 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])
(p) = provisional
Source: Consorzio Tutela Formaggio Asiago
 
Production of Asiago d'Allevo (over 60 days)
Number of wheels  
Month 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 ± % vs prev.
month**
± % on
2013
± % on
2012
January
26.977
28.088
23.766
24.013
28.142
24.538
31.156
20.098
23.526
+26,04% +17,06% -24,49%
February
28.516
29.853
26.573
22.730
29.558
22.653
28.298
20.329
24.993
+17,62% +22,94% -11,68%
March
31.394
30.811
31.242
26.192
24.030
23.028
29.627
21.018
27.960
+1,05% +33,03% -5,63%
April
26.799
27.312
30.823
26.689
23.741
22.133
32.512
21.867
24.667
-8,84% +12,80% -24,13%
May
30.651
31.245
29.452
27.283
22.724
23.361
34.361
23.178
23.344
-8,42% +0,72% -32,06%
June
24.264
26.099
22.349
25.474
19.856
19.001
21.279
15.884
(p)21.345
-5,52% +34,38% +0,31%
July
20.529
22.907
20.400
25.148
15.778
16.421
14.882
14.279
 
August
18.930
23.087
14.669
24.853
13.525
18.488
12.042
16.468
 
September
19.733
19.140
16.026
20.751
12.157
19.383
13.961
13.940
 
October
23.450
21.379
18.461
19.281
16.600
19.025
15.991
15.280
 
November
23.952
22.451
18.423
19.863
17.725
19.971
18.644
18.807
 
December
24.725
24.734
22.978
25.428
21.917
27.351
19.594
18.665
 
Total 299.920 307.106 275.162 287.705 245.753 255.353 272.347 219.813 145.835
Variation %
+1,05%
+2,40%
-10,40%
+4,56%
-14,58%
+3,91%
+6,66%
-19,29%
+19,17%¹
Last Update: 2014-07-09
1) change from the same period of previous year
**: 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])
(p) = provisional
Source: Consorzio Tutela Formaggio Asiago