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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 Latterie Venete Albiero Casearia Brazzale
Production of Asiago Pressato (20 days)
Number of wheels  
Month 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 ± % vs prev.
month**
± % on
2015
± % on
2014
January 128.179 122.598 118.235 114.368 122.432 129.079 123.037 113.647 115.274 -9,47% +1,43% -6,31%
February 125.033 117.504 114.894 102.370 118.264 112.805 110.849 101.604 109.091 +1,16% +7,37% -1,59%
March 123.561 126.812 138.509 125.131 140.543 123.987 106.778 122.711 127.094 +8,99% +3,57% +19,03%
April 114.580 117.609 126.147 117.480 124.525 126.214 116.997 123.316 110.811 -9,91% -10,14% -5,29%
May 119.170 107.507 114.627 117.691 118.191 115.910 115.454 112.965 112.463 -1,78% -0,44% -2,59%
June 117.358 115.385 112.577 105.791 115.274 100.983 105.680 106.848 107.990 -0,78% +1,07% +2,19%
July 114.993 123.159 111.738 118.804 112.329 111.127 115.602 96.105 106.268 -4,77% +10,57% -8,07%
August 115.570 114.457 107.340 132.317 119.177 109.853 100.209 106.897 120.978 +13,84% +13,17% +20,73%
September 121.965 124.256 113.623 114.125 111.892 111.477 114.482 115.131
October 136.599 142.471 128.333 124.391 132.691 121.321 127.149 126.593
November 124.960 133.475 132.369 127.470 129.867 116.430 112.626 124.183
December 120.639 124.281 120.907 122.467 117.021 121.137 107.269 127.327
Jan-Aug 958.444 945.031 944.067 933.952 970.735 929.958 894.606 884.093 909.969
% previous ¹ +3,23% -1,40% -0,10% -1,07% +3,94% -4,20% -3,80% -1,18% +2,93%
Total Year 1.462.607 1.469.514 1.439.299 1.422.405 1.462.206 1.400.323 1.356.132 1.377.327
% previous +5,27% +0,47% -2,06% -1,17% +2,80% -4,23% -3,16% +1,56%
Last Update: 2016-09-28
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])
Source: Consorzio Tutela Formaggio Asiago
 
Production of Asiago d'Allevo (over 60 days)
Number of wheels  
Month 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 ± % vs prev.
month**
± % on
2015
± % on
2014
January 23.766 24.013 28.142 24.538 31.156 20.098 23.526 27.475 26.063 +7,53% -5,14% +10,78%
February 26.573 22.730 29.558 22.653 28.298 20.329 24.993 23.685 25.328 +3,88% +6,94% +1,34%
March 31.242 26.192 24.030 23.028 29.627 21.018 27.960 21.080 24.878 -8,11% +18,02% -11,02%
April 30.823 26.689 23.741 22.133 32.512 21.867 24.667 25.043 26.623 +10,58% +6,31% +7,93%
May 29.452 27.283 22.724 23.361 34.361 23.178 23.344 25.774 23.622 -14,13% -8,35% +1,19%
June 22.349 25.474 19.856 19.001 21.279 15.884 21.243 21.193 16.133 -29,43% -23,88% -24,05%
July 20.400 25.148 15.778 16.421 14.882 14.279 20.980 20.195 15.806 -5,19% -21,73% -24,66%
August 14.669 24.853 13.525 18.488 12.042 16.468 18.419 18.123 14.688 -7,07% -18,95% -20,26%
September 16.026 20.751 12.157 19.383 13.961 13.940 19.430 17.035
October 18.461 19.281 16.600 19.025 15.991 15.280 19.995 20.114
November 18.423 19.868 17.725 19.971 18.644 18.807 19.533 21.086
December 22.978 25.398 21.915 27.351 19.594 18.665 25.976 24.238
Jan-Aug 199.274 202.382 177.354 169.623 204.157 153.121 185.132 182.568 173.141
% previous ¹ -9,17% +1,56% -12,37% -4,36% +20,36% -25,00% +20,91% -1,38% -5,16%
Total Year 275.162 287.680 245.751 255.353 272.347 219.813 270.066 265.041
% previous -10,40% +4,55% -14,57% +3,91% +6,66% -19,29% +22,86% -1,86%
Last Update: 2016-09-28
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])
Source: Consorzio Tutela Formaggio Asiago