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 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ± % vs prev.
month**
± % on
2014
± % on
2013
January 123.371 128.179 122.598 118.235 114.368 122.432 129.079 123.037 113.647 +5,92% -7,63% -11,96%
February 109.476 125.033 117.504 114.894 102.370 118.264 112.805 110.849 101.604 -1,02% -8,34% -9,93%
March 117.751 123.561 126.812 138.509 125.131 140.543 123.987 106.778 122.711 +9,09% +14,92% -1,03%
April 123.247 114.580 117.609 126.147 117.480 124.525 126.214 116.997 123.316 +3,84% +5,40% -2,30%
May 117.378 119.170 107.507 114.627 117.691 118.191 115.910 115.454 112.961 -11,35% -2,16% -2,54%
June 114.365 117.358 115.385 112.577 105.791 115.274 100.983 105.680 (p)106.844 -2,26% +1,10% +5,80%
July 106.680 114.993 123.159 111.738 118.804 112.329 111.127 115.602
August 116.147 115.570 114.457 107.340 132.317 119.177 109.853 100.209
September 111.231 121.965 124.256 113.623 114.125 111.892 111.477 114.482
October 119.155 136.599 142.471 128.333 124.391 132.691 121.321 127.149
November 114.215 124.960 133.475 132.369 127.470 129.867 116.430 112.626
December 116.354 120.639 124.261 120.907 122.467 117.021 121.137 107.292
Jan-Jun 705.588 727.881 707.415 724.989 682.831 739.229 708.978 678.795 681.083
% previous ¹ -4,03% +3,16% -2,81% +2,48% -5,81% +8,26% -4,09% -4,26% +0,34%
Total Year 1.389.370 1.462.607 1.469.494 1.439.299 1.422.405 1.462.206 1.400.323 1.356.155
% previous -4,01% +5,27% +0,47% -2,05% -1,17% +2,80% -4,23% -3,15%
Last Update: 2015-07-10
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 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ± % vs prev.
month**
± % on
2014
± % on
2013
January 28.088 23.766 24.013 28.142 24.538 31.156 20.098 23.526 27.475 +5,87% +16,79% +36,71%
February 29.853 26.573 22.730 29.558 22.653 28.298 20.329 24.993 23.685 -4,56% -5,23% +16,51%
March 30.811 31.242 26.192 24.030 23.028 29.627 21.018 27.960 21.080 -19,61% -24,61% +0,29%
April 27.312 30.823 26.689 23.741 22.133 32.512 21.867 24.667 25.043 +22,76% +1,52% +14,52%
May 31.245 29.452 27.283 22.724 23.361 34.361 23.178 23.344 25.774 -0,40% +10,41% +11,20%
June 26.099 22.349 25.474 19.856 19.001 21.279 15.884 21.243 (p)21.125 -15,31% -0,56% +33,00%
July 22.907 20.400 25.148 15.778 16.421 14.882 14.279 20.980
August 23.087 14.669 24.853 13.525 18.488 12.042 16.468 18.419
September 19.140 16.026 20.751 12.157 19.383 13.961 13.940 19.430
October 21.379 18.461 19.281 16.600 19.025 15.991 15.280 19.995
November 22.451 18.423 19.863 17.725 19.971 18.644 18.807 19.403
December 24.734 22.978 25.428 21.917 27.351 19.594 18.665 25.952
Jan-Jun 173.408 164.205 152.381 148.051 134.714 177.233 122.374 145.733 144.182
% previous ¹ +2,85% -5,31% -7,20% -2,84% -9,01% +31,56% -30,95% +19,09% -1,06%
Total Year 307.106 275.162 287.705 245.753 255.353 272.347 219.813 269.912
% previous +2,40% -10,40% +4,56% -14,58% +3,91% +6,66% -19,29% +22,79%
Last Update: 2015-07-10
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