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Italy: Piave Cheese Production

This page outlines, in a given period of time, the Italian production of PIAVE P.D.O. cheese, a quality typical cheese offered in various different types.

Production figures are represented, in the given period, on the table and the two graphs here below.
PIAVE Cheese is divided into four commercial types depending on their aging period: PIAVE is a hard aged, cooked cheese (moisture less than 40%), in cylindrical shape.

Piave cheese has its name from the Piave river, flowing from the Dolomites mountains (Province of Belluno) Italy.

There is a strong link between the PIAVE cheese and land of origin since dairy farms as well as the milk collected come compulsory from the geographical area of the Province of Belluno. This cheese is produced in traditional 'malga' (typical shepherd's huts in the Alps mountains).

The PIAVE cheese can be easily identified by :
- the brand name stamped on the rind;
- a mark reporting the production lot;
- a silk paper placed on the upper side of the cheese wheel reporting the cheese name,variety and producer's name.

Although PIAVE cheese origin and consumption are traditionally restricted to a specific Italian geographical area, it has recently gained popularity on the international market.

Formaggio Piave
Productions of Piave
Number of wheels  
Month 2005 2010 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ± % on
2019
± % on
2018
January 35.679 30.407 36.954 35.507 32.999 30.786 30.831 32.528 +5,5% +5,7%
February 35.461 30.194 33.596 35.975 30.499 31.383 28.729 38.012 +32,3% +21,1%
March 33.738 36.044 38.409 38.089 38.743 35.402 35.157 38.506 +9,5% +8,8%
April 35.665 33.695 36.725 37.054 36.274 32.023 32.790 40.687 +24,1% +27,1%
May 35.917 35.191 34.452 28.817 34.910 36.074 34.539 38.995 +12,9% +8,1%
June 30.411 31.990 29.656 20.012 23.712 27.837 23.774 32.130 +35,1% +15,4%
July 25.567 23.164 24.911 22.293 15.917 26.826 19.905 28.517 +43,3% +6,3%
August 21.526 21.560 27.760 22.451 17.892 21.511 16.629 27.691 +66,5% +28,7%
September 20.179 21.658 26.044 19.910 19.165 23.042 16.448
October 27.216 24.485 28.493 21.134 16.954 25.962 17.801
November 28.381 26.347 26.406 26.715 22.187 25.354 22.600
December 31.399 30.395 28.528 27.111 29.311 26.395 29.249
Jan-Aug 253.964 242.245 262.463 240.198 230.946 241.842 222.354 277.066
% y-o-y ¹ +22,1% -4,6% +8,3% -8,5% -3,9% +4,7% -8,1% +24,6%
Total Year 361.139 345.130 371.934 335.068 318.563 342.595 308.452
% y-o-y ¹ +21,4% -4,4% +7,8% -9,9% -4,9% +7,5% -10,0%
Last Update: 17-09-2020
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])
Source: Lattebusche
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years