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Comparison between sliced cheese price and Asiago price

The cheese producers are currently adapting their offer to the new food lifestyle (fast food, brunch, snacks etc...) by proposing a new type of cheese: the sliced cheese. In the Italian scenario, the "Asiago Pressato" may comply with this consumption habit. It is in fact a top cheese both for taste and quality.

The present graph and tables compare, over a three year period, the wholesale prices of Asiago (PDO) and some common cheeses, namely not typical, such as Cheddar (Oceania) and Edamer (Germany). All these types of cheeses have a presence on the international market.
Latterie Vicentine
To note that the Asiago ranks high in terms of price compared to other cheeses. However this is due mainly:
  • to the high quality of raw milk (collected also in the hills and mountains) that gives a peculiar taste to this kind of cheese;
  • and to the geographically restricted area of Asiago cheese production.
Italy
Asiago Pressato * (€/tons)
Month 2017 2018 2019 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2018
January 4.438 4.717 n.p. -
February 4.425 4.688 n.p. 0,00% -
March 4.467 4.613  
April 4.433 4.550  
May 4.438 4.575  
June 4.438 n.p.  
July 4.510 4.550  
August 4.600 4.600  
September 4.625 4.575  
October 4.710 4.600  
November 4.738 4.625  
December 4.750 4.625  
Average 4.548 4.611  
Variazione¹ % +5,04% +1,39%
Last Update:18-02-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: whole milk - aging for 20 days
Source: Vicenza Chamber of Commerce
 
Germany
Edamer * (€/tons)
Month 2017 2018 2019 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2018
January 3.263 2.685 3.019 -0,48% +12,43%
February 3.150 2.563 3.025 +0,21% +18,05%
March 3.080 2.675  
April 3.075 2.800  
May 3.100 2.880  
June 3.213 2.981  
July 3.494 3.063  
August 3.570 3.115  
September 3.556 3.169  
October 3.469 3.225  
November 3.175 3.138  
December 2.892 3.033  
Average 3.253 2.944 3.022
Variazione¹ % +29,03% -9,50% +15,17%
Last Update:20-02-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Edamer 40% - Kempten
Source: ZMP; since May 6,2009 "Süddeutsche Butter - und Käsebörse eV, Kempten"
 
Oceania
Cheddar  (€/tons)
Month 2017 2018 2019 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2018
January 3.549 2.809 3.045 +7,22% +8,41%
February 3.565 2.920 3.099 +1,77% +6,10%
March 3.461 3.014  
April 3.196 3.093  
May 3.279 3.469  
June 3.482 3.407  
July 3.525 3.176  
August 3.402 3.213  
September 3.466 3.103  
October 3.494 3.056  
November 3.460 2.957  
December 3.040 2.840  
Average 3.410 3.088 3.072
Variazione¹ % +21,75% -9,44% +7,23%
Last Update:15-02-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: USDA