Consorzio Asiago 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.

Fresh Asiago

What is 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.
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Nutritional values of Fresh Asiago per 100 g.

ENERGY
368 Kcal – 1526,5 Kj
LIPIDS
30%
PROTEIN
 24,5%
CARBOHYDRATES
none
MINERALS
 Ca 700 mg, P 500 mg, Fe trace
NACL
1,7 % 

VITAMINS

A 150 µg – B1, B2, PP trace

CHOLESTEROL
 85 mg

Fresh Asiago: what it looks like

Discover the main organoleptic properties of Fresh Asiago.

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

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

RECOGNISE IT BY TASTE
It has a delicate and pleasant flavour.

RECOGNISE IT BY SMELL
The aromas are reminiscent of yoghurt and butter.

Characteristics of Fresh Asiago

These are the main organoleptic properties of Fresh Asiago

SEASONINGAt least 20 days
CRUST
Thin and elastic
SHAPE
Cylindrical with straight or slightly convex sides; flat or almost flat
WEIGHT
11 - 15 Kg
DIMENSION
Diameter 30-40cm - Height 11-15cm
TASTE
Delicate and pleasant

PASTE

Holes marked and irregular, colour white or slightly yellowish

How Fresh Asiago is produced

TRANSFORMATION OF THE MILK
Fresh Asiago DOP cheese is obtained by the transformation of whole cow’s milk. The milk in the heated vat coagulates thanks to a bovine enzyme, rennet, at a temperature of between 35 and 40°C, forming the curd.

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How Fresh Asiago is produced

CUTTING THE CURD
The “lira”, or curd knife, is the instrument used for cutting the curd, a process that continues until the curd forms grains similar in size to a nut.

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How Fresh Asiago is produced

SEMI-COOKING
In the semi-cooking stage, the curd is brought up to a temperature of around 44°C. At the end of this stage, the curd is extracted from the vat and placed on a work bench.

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How Fresh Asiago is produced

CUTTING THE PASTE
The paste, on the work bench, is repeatedly cut, dried, salted and turned. These stages are sometimes automated with the use of continuous processing systems.

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How Fresh Asiago is produced

PORTIONING
Next come the stages of portioning up the paste, placing in presses, and applying progressively numbered casein code markers to the still-warm cheese in order to identify each wheel.

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How Fresh Asiago is produced

PRESSING AND MOULDING
The cheeses are pressed with manual or pneumatic presses for several hours. The cheeses thus obtained are placed in marking moulds (“fascere”) to stamp their edges with the Asiago DOP mark.

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How Fresh Asiago is produced

ORIGIN MARKING
The forms thus obtained are put into marking moulds to impress the Asiago PDO mark on the edge of the form.

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How Fresh Asiago is produced

COOLING AND SALTING
The cheese is kept for at least 2 days in conditions of controlled temperature (10 – 15°C) and humidity (80 – 85%), before completing the salting process, either dry or in brine.

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SEASONING
The final stage of preparation is the seasoning of the Fresh Asiago cheese, which must take place over at least 20 days at a temperature of around 10 – 15°C and a humidity level of 80 – 85%, and must be carried out within the area of origin.

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