Consorzio Asiago Compare Fresh and Aged
Here are the main differences between Fresh and Aged Asiago cheese.

Compare Fresh and Aged

Here are the main differences between Fresh and Aged Asiago cheese.

Fresh Asiago


Fresh Asiago is a cheese with a young flavour and a taste of milk fresh from the cow, melting in the mouth to release sweet and slightly sour notes.


Technical sheet




Nutritional Values

ENERGY
368 Kcal - 1526,5 Kj
LIPIDS
30%
PROTEIN
24.5%
CARBOHYDRATES
none
MINERALS
Ca 700 mg, P 500 mg, Fe traces 
NACL1.7%
VITAMINS
A 150 µg, B1, B2, PP, traces
CHOLESTEROL
85 mg



Physical characteristics of Fresh Asiago

SEASONING
at least 20 days

SHAPE
cylindrical with straight or slightly convex sides; flat or almost flat

WEIGHT
11 - 15 Kg

DIMENSIONS
ø 30-40 cm | h 11-15 cm

TASTE
delicate and pleasant

PASTE
holes marked and irregular, colour white or slightly yellowish

CRUST
thin and elastic




What does Fresh Asiago look like?

SIGHT
The cut cheese presents a white or pale yellow colour. The holes are marked and irregular.

TOUCH
It is soft like a sponge cake and has an elastic feel.

SMELL
The aromas are reminiscent of yoghurt and butter.

TASTE
It has a delicate and pleasant flavour.

Aged Asiago

Aged Asiago is a flavourful cheese with a strong personality. It should be chewed slowly until its aromatic notes explode in the mouth. It can be “Mezzano” (medium seasoned), “Vecchio” (mature) or “Stravecchio” (extra mature) depending on the seasoning.

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Nutritional Values


ENERGY
382 Kcal - 1586 Kj
LIPIDS
30%
PROTEIN
Above 24%
CARBOHYDRATES
none
MINERALS
Ca 990 mg, P 660 mg, Fe traces 
NACL2.4%
VITAMINS
A 150 µg, B1, B2, PP, traces
CHOLESTEROL
86 mg



Physical characteristics of Aged Asiago

SEASONING
at least 60 days from the last day of the production month. This can be:
- “Mezzano” at 4-6 months
- “Vecchio” over 10 months
- “Stravecchio” over 15 months

SHAPE
cylindrical with straight sides, flat or almost flat

WEIGHT
8-12 Kg

DIMENSIONS
ø 30-36 cm | h 9-12 cm

TASTE
sweet (Mezzano)
fragrant (Vecchio)
intense (Stravecchio)

PASTE
sparse holes of small and medium size, pale yellow colour

CRUST
smooth and regular


What does Aged Asiago look like?

SIGHT
The cut cheese presents a yellow or pale yellow colour. The eye formation is of small or medium size.

TOUCH
It is compact but soft in structure. As seasoning progresses it continues to harden.

SMELL
The smell is reminiscent of bread or pizza dough, dry hazelnuts and almonds.

TASTE
The taste is strong and flavourful. The rich aroma develops with seasoning and the flavour is enhanced by pleasant and even piquant notes.


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