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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 2016 2017 2018 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2017
January 5.000 4.800 5.000 0,00% +4,17%
February 4.900 4.800 5.000 0,00% +4,17%
March 4.800 4.825 4.950 -1,00% +2,59%
April 4.767 4.850 4.950 0,00% +2,06%
May 4.640 4.850 4.950 0,00% +2,06%
June 4.500 4.850 4.950 0,00% +2,06%
July 4.500 4.880 4.950 0,00% +1,43%
August 4.500 4.900 4.950 0,00% +1,02%
September 4.500 4.975 4.950 0,00% -0,50%
October 4.540 5.000 5.050 +2,02% +1,00%
November 4.675 5.000  
December 4.788 5.000  
Average 4.676 4.894 4.970
Change¹ % -8,09% +4,67% +1,99%
Last Update: 2018-10-15
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: whole milk - aging for 20 days
Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce
 
Germany
Edamer * (€/tons)
Month 2016 2017 2018 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2017
January 2.167 3.263 2.685 -7,15% -17,70%
February 2.075 3.150 2.563 -4,56% -18,65%
March 1.970 3.080 2.675 +4,39% -13,15%
April 1.950 3.075 2.800 +4,67% -8,94%
May 1.988 3.100 2.880 +2,86% -7,10%
June 2.140 3.213 2.981 +3,52% -7,20%
July 2.388 3.494 3.063 +2,73% -12,34%
August 2.650 3.570 3.115 +1,71% -12,75%
September 2.975 3.556 3.169 +1,73% -10,90%
October 3.219 3.469 3.200 +0,99% -7,75%
November 3.375 3.175  
December 3.358 2.892  
Average 2.521 3.253 2.913
Change¹ % +5,03% +29,03% -11,64%
Last Update: 2018-10-10
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 2016 2017 2018 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2017
January 2.821 3.549 2.809 -7,62% -20,86%
February 2.680 3.565 2.920 +3,98% -18,09%
March 2.389 3.461 3.014 +3,19% -12,92%
April 2.273 3.196 3.093 +2,65% -3,21%
May 2.295 3.279 3.469 +12,15% +5,79%
June 2.485 3.482 3.407 -1,81% -2,18%
July 2.574 3.525 3.176 -6,76% -9,91%
August 2.776 3.402 3.213 +1,17% -5,54%
September 3.127 3.466 3.103 -3,43% -10,47%
October 3.306 3.494 3.056 -1,51% -12,54%
November 3.370 3.460  
December 3.514 3.040  
Average 2.801 3.410 3.126
Change¹ % -6,80% +21,75% -9,18%
Last Update: 2018-10-12
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: USDA