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Asiago Cheese

Asiago Cheese

Description

A hard, aged cheese that is sweet, slightly tangy and pleasant with a clean finish. It has a sharp flavor that is similar to Parmesan combined with a Cheddar. 

Asiago is an Italian cow's milk cheese. It's texture varies according to its aging with fresh asiago being smooth and more aged versions taking on a more crumbly texture.

APPLICATIONS/TECHNIQUES

 Asiago makes an excellent grating cheese over pastas, salads, soups, appetizers, and gravies.

history

Asiago has a protected designation of origin which means "authentic" Asiago must be produced around the alpine area of the Asiago Plateau, in the regions of Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige. In the United States, different techniques and cultures are used that produce a very similar cheese but with a different taste. The most common of these is Wisconsin cheese, a mezzano cheese with a sharper flavor than its Italian version. 

Flavor friends

  • Almonds
  • Bacon
  • Bread
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Italian Cuisine
  • Pasta
  • Potatoes
  • Salads

 

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