Asiago cheese is from Italy located in northern Veneto. It is a traditional, farmhouse and creamery, unpasteurized, hard cheese. There are two types of Asiago cheese. Asiago d'allevo is exported to the U.S. and Asiago pressato which is not exported. The best quality Asiago are the brands imported from Italy. We do have domestic brands that are passable but not as good as the imports.
Asiago d'allevo is sold in three stages: fresh (fresco) aged 2-3 months, medium ripe (mezano) aged 3-5 months and slow ripened (vecchio) aged 9 months or more.
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Use Asiago in salads, or with pastas and vegetables. This is a good snack cheese or a cheese for your cheeseboard. Serve it with salami, crusty bread, and a light, fruity red wine.
This cheese is easy to find in most large grocery stores or cheese shops. Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's typically stock it as well. You can always purchase it on line at Amazon.com: Aged Asiago From Italy