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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.
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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 - Milan
Fresh Asiago Pressato  (€/tons)
Month 2019 2020 2021 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2020
January 5.100 5.300 5.300 0,00% 0,00%
February 5.188 5.300 5.300 0,00% 0,00%
March 5.200 5.300 5.300 0,00% 0,00%
April 5.200 5.300 5.300 0,00% 0,00%
May 5.200 5.300  
June 5.200 5.300  
July 5.200 5.300  
August 5.200 5.300  
September 5.260 5.300  
October 5.300 5.300  
November 5.300 5.300  
December 5.300 5.300  
Average 5.221 5.300 5.300
Variazione¹ % +4,76% +1,52%
Last Update:02-04-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce; since January 2018, source: Metropolitana Milano MonzaBrianza Lodi Chamber of Commerce
 
Germany
Edamer * (€/tons)
Month 2019 2020 2021 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2020
January 3.019 3.238 3.075 0,00% -5,02%
February 3.025 3.250 3.100 +0,81% -4,62%
March 3.019 3.250 3.125 +0,81% -3,85%
April 2.990 3.000 3.150 +0,80% +5,00%
May 3.025 2.813  
June 3.025 2.763  
July 3.055 2.900  
August 3.075 3.019  
September 3.075 3.075  
October 3.075 3.075  
November 3.125 3.075  
December 3.183 3.075  
Average 3.058 3.044 3.113
Variazione¹ % +3,86% -0,43% -2,26%
Last Update:07-04-2021
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 2019 2020 2021 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2020
January 3.045 3.604 3.329 +5,86% -7,64%
February 3.099 4.061 3.508 +5,39% -13,62%
March 3.492 3.923 3.667 +4,52% -6,53%
April 3.831 4.136 3.746 +2,16% -9,44%
May 4.228 3.742  
June 3.492 3.436  
July 3.427 3.344  
August 3.563 2.976  
September 3.518 3.067  
October 3.394 3.222  
November 3.310 3.135  
December 3.566 3.145  
Average 3.497 3.483 3.562
Variazione¹ % +13,24% -0,41% -9,38%
Last Update:02-04-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: USDA