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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 2006 2011 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 ± % on
2020
± % on
2019
January 123.711 114.368 115.274 123.068 120.850 113.042 127.353 115.701(p) -9,1% +2,4%
February 115.102 102.370 109.091 107.214 107.219 108.760 114.066
March 126.021 125.131 127.094 113.345 115.590 121.743 117.632
April 123.279 117.480 110.811 107.623 115.010 123.662 127.868
May 127.472 117.691 112.463 120.762 106.970 115.846 122.394
June 119.641 105.791 107.990 98.853 99.166 94.312 112.819
July 110.958 118.804 106.268 94.109 103.967 97.016 117.265
August 120.709 132.317 120.978 107.096 107.861 114.389 101.126
September 119.600 114.125 99.505 116.654 110.081 106.166 116.860
October 122.903 124.391 111.411 123.116 121.997 126.172 130.521
November 116.080 127.470 123.670 114.752 116.530 120.583 116.047
December 121.920 122.467 121.042 112.237 115.536 101.902 123.505
Jan 123.711 114.368 115.274 123.068 120.850 113.042 127.353 115.701
% y-o-y ¹ +4,9% -7,6% +0,8% +6,8% -1,8% -6,5% +12,7% -9,1%
Total Year 1.447.396 1.422.405 1.365.597 1.338.829 1.340.777 1.343.593 1.427.456
% y-o-y ¹ +7,0% -1,7% -4,0% -2,0% +0,1% +0,2% +6,2%
Last Update: 08-02-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2006, 2011, 2016, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
(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 2006 2011 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 ± % on
2020
± % on
2019
January 26.977 24.538 26.063 21.071 23.066 19.803 19.844 32.681(p) +64,7% +65,0%
February 28.516 22.653 25.328 21.840 24.440 19.718 23.664
March 31.394 23.028 24.878 28.547 28.711 19.297 37.125
April 26.799 22.133 26.623 25.614 18.690 19.976 36.754
May 30.651 23.361 23.622 24.302 22.561 23.066 26.772
June 24.264 19.001 16.133 20.557 19.932 18.258 27.043
July 20.529 16.421 15.806 16.309 19.767 13.624 23.667
August 18.930 18.488 14.708 12.805 15.513 13.675 19.254
September 19.733 19.383 12.358 10.938 17.693 14.572 21.416
October 23.450 19.025 10.777 11.891 15.603 18.260 20.375
November 23.952 19.971 10.261 17.335 15.555 16.064 18.255
December 24.725 27.351 15.219 21.327 19.800 19.133 31.973
Jan 26.977 24.538 26.063 21.071 23.066 19.803 19.844 32.681
% y-o-y ¹ -2,4% -9,0% +6,2% -19,2% +9,5% -14,1% +0,2% +64,7%
Total Year 299.920 255.353 221.776 232.536 241.331 215.446 306.142
% y-o-y ¹ -20,2% -14,9% -13,1% +4,9% +3,8% -10,7% +42,1%
Last Update: 08-02-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2006, 2011, 2016, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
(p) = provisional
Source: Consorzio Tutela Formaggio Asiago
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years