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Italy: Montasio Cheese Production

Please find hereafter historical data related to Italian production quantities of Montasio cheese, a P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) product .

Production figures are represented, in the given period, on the table and the graph here below.
N.B.:

Montasio cheese derives its name from the Montasio mountain range in the Friuli region of Italy. It was first made during the 13 century at a monastery in the Giulia Alps.

Today, Montasio is widely produced throughout the Friuli region, and it is made in compliance with strict requirements. The production area is limited to Friuli (north of Venice), in the provinces of Belluno and Treviso (East Veneto) and to some areas near Padua and Venice

The branding of the cheese with the trademark of the Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Montasio (Consortium for the Protection of Montasio Cheese) guarantees its country origin, the high quality of the fresh raw milk as well as compliance with the original manufacture process .

Asiago is semi-hard, cooked cheese and is produced with fresh milk. It has a cylindrical shape in a range of 5/9 kg and the rind is 6 to 10 cm .

Its taste varies depending by the ripening period , from smooth to a mellow and aromatic.:

There are three types of Montasio:
  • Montasio Fresco (fresh), aged for 2 to 5 months;
  • Montasio Semistagionato o mezzano (middle) aged for 5 to 10 months;
  • Montasio Vecchio (mature) aged over 10 months
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Month 2007 2012 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 ± % on
2021
± % on
2020
January 110.793 105.704 73.588 81.289 90.057 77.346 82.517 75.923 -8,0% -1,8%
February 104.920 93.427 70.176 78.422 79.255 70.969 73.068 62.643 -14,3% -11,7%
March 114.359 98.708 76.315 84.285 81.536 87.243 79.670
April 89.162 90.592 68.285 72.342 83.335 94.585 78.859
May 75.240 83.222 71.443 74.229 80.470 75.613 74.967
June 62.896 73.247 59.394 58.861 56.347 78.802 66.242
July 56.860 70.299 57.735 56.907 62.069 78.905 55.982
August 62.047 64.614 52.227 62.035 55.176 67.728 51.720
September 62.341 67.416 52.485 56.385 56.997 67.656 67.437
October 69.771 62.401 66.050 82.625 58.444 73.214 69.903
November 70.576 62.092 71.308 84.477 64.568 71.567 76.271
December 89.621 72.342 75.570 90.732 70.314 81.737 83.683
Jan-Feb 215.713 199.131 143.764 159.711 169.312 148.315 155.585 138.566
% y-o-y ¹ -4,2% -7,7% -27,8% +11,1% +6,0% -12,4% +4,9% -10,9%
Total Year 968.586 944.064 794.576 882.589 838.568 925.365 860.319
% y-o-y ¹ -15,5% -2,5% -15,8% +11,1% -5,0% +10,4% -7,0%
Last Update: 11-04-2022
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2007, 2012, 2017, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
Source: Consorzio di Tutela del Formaggio Montasio
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
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