Asiago PDO

Medium Seasoned

The sweetness ripens.

The consistent, elastic structure of Medium Seasoned Asiago DOP melts in the mouth at the first bite, delivering the traditional sweet-savory goodness accompanied by fragrant notes of grass and hay.

SEASONING

From 4 to 10 months at controlled temperature and humidity.

PASTE

Compact, elastic, golden yellow color with medium/small holes.

TASTE

Mildly sweet with hints of hay, nuts and butter.

Mezzano

Nutritional qualities

Medium, Mature, or Extra Mature?
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SÌ CREATIVITY

Dop-ricette
Carbonara dell’altopiano

Carbonara dell’Altopiano

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Salted crostolo with aged asiago pdo

Salted crostolo with Aged Asiago PDO

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Barley with dandelion flowers creamed with medium seasoned asiago pdo and fried buds

Barley with dandelion flowers creamed with Medium Seasoned Asiago PDO and fried buds

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Rolls of asparagus and smoked bacon, on a fondue of medium seasoned asiago pdo

Rolls of asparagus and smoked bacon, on a fondue of Medium Seasoned Asiago PDO

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FROM THE MILK TO THE RENNET

Milk with the some of the top cream skimmed off is heated to about 35°C. After the bovine or vegetable rennet has been added, coagulation starts and the milk forms a curd.

CUTTING OF THE CURD

Using a curd knife or harp, the curd is reduced to small granules about the size of a nut.

COOKING OF THE CURD

After cutting, the curd is heated to a temperature of 47°C, then removed from the boiler for advanced processing.

FORMING

The cake is portioned and placed in the special molds. To identify each form, a numbered casein plate is applied.

MARKING

After a few hours, the forms are placed in branding molds that impress on the rind the characteristic DOP trademark.

COOLING AND SALTING

The forms spend at least two days in a room with temperature set at 10/15°C and humidity of 80/85%, then salting is completed, either dry or in brine.

AGING

The last stage is aging. The forms rest for months: from 4 to 10 for Medium-Aged Asiago DOP, from 10 to 15 for Long-Aged Asiago DOP, over 15 months for Extralong-Aged Asiago DOP.

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