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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 2005 2010 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ± % on
2019
± % on
2018
January 120.846 118.235 113.647 115.274 123.068 120.850 113.042 127.353 +12,7% +5,4%
February 112.460 114.894 101.604 109.091 107.214 107.219 108.760 144.063(p) +32,5% +34,4%
March 129.533 138.509 122.711 127.094 113.345 115.590 121.743
April 121.344 126.147 123.316 110.811 107.623 115.010 123.662
May 123.907 114.627 112.965 112.463 120.762 106.970 115.846
June 111.685 112.577 106.848 107.990 98.853 99.166 94.312
July 109.158 111.738 96.105 106.268 94.109 103.967 97.016
August 132.877 107.340 106.897 120.978 107.096 107.861 114.389
September 123.150 113.623 115.131 99.505 116.654 110.081 106.166
October 130.510 128.333 126.593 111.411 123.116 121.997 126.172
November 128.814 132.369 124.183 123.670 114.752 116.530 120.583
December 122.658 120.907 127.327 121.042 112.237 115.536 101.902
Jan-Feb 233.306 233.129 215.251 224.365 230.282 228.069 221.802 271.416
% y-o-y ¹ +16,0% -0,1% -7,7% +4,2% +2,6% -1,0% -2,7% +22,4%
Total Year 1.466.942 1.439.299 1.377.327 1.365.597 1.338.829 1.340.777 1.343.593
% y-o-y ¹ +10,1% -1,9% -4,3% -0,9% -2,0% +0,1% +0,2%
Last Update: 05-03-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2005, 2010, 2015, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
**: 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
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years
 
Production of Asiago d'Allevo (over 60 days)
Number of wheels  
Month 2005 2010 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ± % on
2019
± % on
2018
January 30.534 28.142 27.475 26.063 21.071 23.066 19.803 19.844 +0,2% -14,0%
February 28.715 29.558 23.685 25.328 21.840 24.440 19.718 23.440(p) +18,9% -4,1%
March 31.522 24.030 21.080 24.878 28.547 28.711 19.297
April 31.697 23.741 25.043 26.623 25.614 18.690 19.976
May 30.711 22.724 25.774 23.622 24.302 22.561 23.066
June 22.227 19.856 21.193 16.133 20.557 19.932 18.258
July 19.157 15.778 20.195 15.806 16.309 19.767 13.624
August 16.919 13.525 18.123 14.708 12.805 15.513 13.675
September 18.884 12.157 17.035 12.358 10.938 17.693 14.572
October 18.762 16.600 20.114 10.777 11.891 15.603 18.260
November 21.834 17.725 21.086 10.261 17.335 15.555 16.064
December 25.845 21.915 24.238 15.219 21.327 19.800 19.133
Jan-Feb 59.249 57.700 51.160 51.391 42.911 47.506 39.521 43.284
% y-o-y ¹ -12,1% -2,6% -11,3% +0,5% -16,5% +10,7% -16,8% +9,5%
Total Year 296.807 245.751 265.041 221.776 232.536 241.331 215.446
% y-o-y ¹ -18,3% -17,2% +7,8% -16,3% +4,9% +3,8% -10,7%
Last Update: 05-03-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2005, 2010, 2015, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
**: 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
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years