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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
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 n.p. 0,00% -
April 4.433 4.550 n.p. 0,00% -
May 4.438 4.575 n.p. 0,00% -
June 4.438 n.p. n.p. 0,00% -
July 4.510 4.550 n.p. 0,00% -
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:15-07-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: whole milk - aging for 20 days
Source: Vicenza Chamber of Commerce
 
Germany
Edamer * (€/tons)
Month 2018 2019 2020 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2019
January 2.685 3.019 3.238 +1,70% +7,25%
February 2.563 3.025 3.250 +0,39% +7,44%
March 2.675 3.019 3.250 0,00% +7,66%
April 2.800 2.990  
May 2.880 3.025  
June 2.981 3.025  
July 3.063 3.055  
August 3.115 3.075  
September 3.169 3.075  
October 3.225 3.075  
November 3.138 3.125  
December 3.033 3.183  
Average 2.944 3.058 3.246
Variazione¹ % -9,50% +3,86% +7,45%
Last Update:25-03-2020
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 2018 2019 2020 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2019
January 2.809 3.045 3.604 +1,08% +18,37%
February 2.920 3.099 4.061 +12,69% +31,07%
March 3.014 3.492 3.923 -3,41% +12,35%
April 3.093 3.831  
May 3.469 4.228  
June 3.407 3.492  
July 3.176 3.427  
August 3.213 3.563  
September 3.103 3.518  
October 3.056 3.394  
November 2.957 3.310  
December 2.840 3.566  
Average 3.088 3.497 3.863
Variazione¹ % -9,44% +13,24% +20,27%
Last Update:27-03-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: USDA