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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 2003 2008 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ± % on
2017
± % on
2016
January 118.202 128.179 129.079 123.037 113.647 115.274 123.068 120.850 -1,8% +4,8%
February 114.928 125.033 112.805 110.849 101.604 109.091 107.214 107.219 +0,0% -1,7%
March 130.016 123.561 123.987 106.778 122.711 127.094 113.345 115.590 +2,0% -9,1%
April 127.411 114.580 126.214 116.997 123.316 110.811 107.623 115.010 +6,9% +3,8%
May 110.800 119.170 115.910 115.454 112.965 112.463 120.762 106.970 -11,4% -4,9%
June 94.839 117.358 100.983 105.680 106.848 107.990 98.853 99.166 +0,3% -8,2%
July 106.444 114.993 111.127 115.602 96.105 106.268 94.109 103.967 +10,5% -2,2%
August 109.957 115.570 109.853 100.209 106.897 120.978 107.096 107.861 +0,7% -10,8%
September 119.929 121.965 111.477 114.482 115.131 99.505 116.654 110.141(p) -5,6% +10,7%
October 127.157 136.599 121.321 127.149 126.593 111.411 123.116
November 115.125 124.960 116.430 112.626 124.183 123.670 114.752
December 119.030 120.639 121.137 107.269 127.327 121.042 112.237
Jan-Sep 1.032.526 1.080.409 1.041.435 1.009.088 999.224 1.009.474 988.724 986.774
% previous ¹ +4,6% +3,9% -3,8% -3,1% -1,0% +1,0% -2,1% -0,2%
Total Year 1.393.838 1.462.607 1.400.323 1.356.132 1.377.327 1.365.597 1.338.829
% previous +3,2% +5,3% -4,2% -3,2% +1,6% -0,9% -2,0%
Last Update: 08-10-2018
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 2003 2008 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ± % on
2017
± % on
2016
January 33.792 23.766 20.098 23.526 27.475 26.063 21.071 23.066 +9,5% -11,5%
February 31.038 26.573 20.329 24.993 23.685 25.328 21.840 24.440 +11,9% -3,5%
March 35.444 31.242 21.018 27.960 21.080 24.878 28.547 28.711 +0,6% +15,4%
April 35.050 30.823 21.867 24.667 25.043 26.623 25.614 18.690 -27,0% -29,8%
May 39.917 29.452 23.178 23.344 25.774 23.622 24.302 22.561 -7,2% -4,5%
June 30.572 22.349 15.884 21.243 21.193 16.133 20.557 19.932 -3,0% +23,5%
July 25.815 20.400 14.279 20.980 20.195 15.806 16.309 19.760 +21,2% +25,0%
August 19.975 14.669 16.468 18.419 18.123 14.708 12.805 15.513 +21,1% +5,5%
September 23.569 16.026 13.940 19.430 17.035 12.358 10.938 17.294(p) +58,1% +39,9%
October 25.834 18.461 15.280 19.995 20.114 10.777 11.891
November 28.750 18.423 18.807 19.533 21.086 10.261 17.335
December 35.014 22.978 18.665 25.976 24.238 15.219 21.327
Jan-Sep 275.172 215.300 167.061 204.562 199.603 185.519 181.983 189.967
% previous ¹ +4,2% -9,7% -23,4% +22,4% -2,4% -7,1% -1,9% +4,4%
Total Year 364.770 275.162 219.813 270.066 265.041 221.776 232.536
% previous +1,4% -10,4% -19,3% +22,9% -1,9% -16,3% +4,9%
Last Update: 08-10-2018
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