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Italy: Asiago Cheese Production

This page provides, in a given period of time, data related to Italian production of Asiago cheese in both types: Asiago
  • Asiago pressato (fresh): aged for 20 days and wheel range from 11 kg to 15 kg;
    (organized by Provinces and Regions here);

  • Asiago d'allevo (mature): aged from 4 to 6 months ("mezzano"), to one year or longer (maximum 2 years) only for 8-12 kg per wheel cheese.
    (organized by Provinces and Regions here).
Production figures are represented on the two graphs at the bottom of the page.

The Asiago cheese is a high quality P.D.O. product.

Asiago cheese production area is located in the north east of Italy (Venetian Region and Trentino) and in particular in four provinces: the whole area of Vicenza and Trento and part of Padua and Treviso.

The milk collection and production areas is set by law.
Each wheel is numbered and its authenticity is guaranteed by a brand on the side of the wheel and by a certificate issued by "Consorzio di tutela per il formaggio Asiago". The number indicated on the wheel allows to find out the date of its production, the producing process characteristics and the name of the relevant milk producer.

The Asiago cheese is quoted weekly on the markets of Milan and Thiene.

Clic here to download the ASIAGO policy document (D.M. 03/08/2006 Gazzetta Ufficiale n.190 del 17/08/06)

Latterie Vicentine Latte Busche Latterie Venete Albiero Casearia Brazzale
Production of Asiago Pressato (20 days)
Number of wheels  
Month 2004 2009 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ± % on
2018
± % on
2017
January 120.549 122.598 123.037 113.647 115.274 123.068 120.850 113.112(p) -6,4% -8,1%
February 111.644 117.504 110.849 101.604 109.091 107.214 107.219
March 128.021 126.812 106.778 122.711 127.094 113.345 115.590
April 117.726 117.609 116.997 123.316 110.811 107.623 115.010
May 113.162 107.507 115.454 112.965 112.463 120.762 106.970
June 105.357 115.385 105.680 106.848 107.990 98.853 99.166
July 101.767 123.159 115.602 96.105 106.268 94.109 103.967
August 115.407 114.457 100.209 106.897 120.978 107.096 107.861
September 120.517 124.256 114.482 115.131 99.505 116.654 110.081
October 121.335 142.471 127.149 126.593 111.411 123.116 121.997
November 116.247 133.475 112.626 124.183 123.670 114.752 116.530
December 126.676 124.281 107.269 127.327 121.042 112.237 115.536
Jan 120.549 122.598 123.037 113.647 115.274 123.068 120.850 113.112
% y-o-y ¹ +2,0% -4,4% -4,7% -7,6% +1,4% +6,8% -1,8% -6,4%
Total Year 1.398.408 1.469.514 1.356.132 1.377.327 1.365.597 1.338.829 1.340.777
% y-o-y +0,3% +0,5% -3,2% +1,6% -0,9% -2,0% +0,1%
Last Update: 08-02-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
**: Adjusted for months of 30 days (Ex. The calculation of the production change of June compared to May is obtained by considering [June production] compared to [May production : 31 x 30])
(p) = provisional
Source: Consorzio Tutela Formaggio Asiago
 
Production of Asiago d'Allevo (over 60 days)
Number of wheels  
Month 2004 2009 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ± % on
2018
± % on
2017
January 35.994 24.013 23.526 27.475 26.063 21.071 23.066 19.806(p) -14,1% -6,0%
February 32.532 22.730 24.993 23.685 25.328 21.840 24.440
March 30.914 26.192 27.960 21.080 24.878 28.547 28.711
April 30.599 26.689 24.667 25.043 26.623 25.614 18.690
May 33.442 27.283 23.344 25.774 23.622 24.302 22.561
June 26.505 25.474 21.243 21.193 16.133 20.557 19.932
July 17.531 25.148 20.980 20.195 15.806 16.309 19.767
August 14.147 24.853 18.419 18.123 14.708 12.805 15.513
September 14.724 20.751 19.430 17.035 12.358 10.938 17.693
October 19.305 19.281 19.995 20.114 10.777 11.891 15.603
November 22.213 19.868 19.533 21.086 10.261 17.335 15.555
December 35.072 25.398 25.976 24.238 15.219 21.327 19.800
Jan 35.994 24.013 23.526 27.475 26.063 21.071 23.066 19.806
% y-o-y ¹ +6,5% +1,0% +17,1% +16,8% -5,1% -19,2% +9,5% -14,1%
Total Year 312.978 287.680 270.066 265.041 221.776 232.536 241.331
% y-o-y -14,2% +4,5% +22,9% -1,9% -16,3% +4,9% +3,8%
Last Update: 08-02-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
**: Adjusted for months of 30 days (Ex. The calculation of the production change of June compared to May is obtained by considering [June production] compared to [May production : 31 x 30])
(p) = provisional
Source: Consorzio Tutela Formaggio Asiago