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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  
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:10-06-2019
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 3.019 -0,21% +12,85%
April 3.075 2.800 2.990 -0,95% +6,79%
May 3.100 2.880 3.025 +1,17% +5,03%
June 3.213 2.981 3.025 0,00% +1,47%
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 3.017
Variazione¹ % +29,03% -9,50% +9,16%
Last Update:12-06-2019
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 3.492 +12,69% +15,87%
April 3.196 3.093 3.831 +9,71% +23,84%
May 3.279 3.469 4.228 +10,37% +21,88%
June 3.482 3.407 3.593 -15,03% +5,46%
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 3.548
Variazione¹ % +21,75% -9,44% +13,76%
Last Update:07-06-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: USDA