Consorzio Asiago History of the Consortium Since 1979, the Consortium for the Protection of Asiago Cheese guarantees that only cheese that respects the production procedure can be called, recognised and sold as Asiago, handing down its tradition and strengthening its identity. The Asiago PDO supply chain comprises 1,595 dairy farms, 43 production companies and 5 maturing companies (data for 2016), which each year process more than 2,200,000 tonnes of milk.

History of the Consortium

Since 1979, the Consortium for the Protection of Asiago Cheese guarantees that only cheese that respects the production procedure can be called, recognised and sold as Asiago, handing down its tradition and strengthening its identity. The Asiago PDO supply chain comprises 1,595 dairy farms, 43 production companies and 5 maturing companies (data for 2016), which each year process more than 2,200,000 tonnes of milk.

1978

Asiago is recognised as a DOC cheese


1979

The Consortium for the Protection of Asiago Cheese is set up.


1980

Marking moulds (fascere) are distributed


1983

Production exceeds one million cheeses.


1989

One billion lira invested in promotion


1990

First advert on national television


1994

Production exceeds 1.5 million cheeses.


1996

Asiago cheese is given DOP status by the European Union


2003

New statute and rules approved


2006

New rules


2009

The Consortium celebrates its 30th anniversary.


2010

Exports increase by 30%


2011

Introduction of sensory analysis.

Sensory analysis was introduced into the production process and became obligatory for all producers.

2014

Growth plan

The Consortium introduced the first scheduled growth plan for the three-year period 2014-2016.

2015

EXPO 2015

The Consortium acted as testimonial of the value of biodiversity at EXPO 2015 and signed the Milan Charter.

2017

Offer regulating plan

The Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies approved the offer regulating plan 2017-2019
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