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Italy: Montasio Cheese Production

Please find hereafter historical data related to Italian production quantities of Montasio cheese, a P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) product .

Production figures are represented, in the given period, on the table and the graph here below.
N.B.:

Montasio cheese derives its name from the Montasio mountain range in the Friuli region of Italy. It was first made during the 13 century at a monastery in the Giulia Alps.

Today, Montasio is widely produced throughout the Friuli region, and it is made in compliance with strict requirements. The production area is limited to Friuli (north of Venice), in the provinces of Belluno and Treviso (East Veneto) and to some areas near Padua and Venice

The branding of the cheese with the trademark of the Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Montasio (Consortium for the Protection of Montasio Cheese) guarantees its country origin, the high quality of the fresh raw milk as well as compliance with the original manufacture process .

Asiago is semi-hard, cooked cheese and is produced with fresh milk. It has a cylindrical shape in a range of 5/9 kg and the rind is 6 to 10 cm .

Its taste varies depending by the ripening period , from smooth to a mellow and aromatic.:

There are three types of Montasio:
  • Montasio Fresco (fresh), aged for 2 to 5 months;
  • Montasio Semistagionato o mezzano (middle) aged for 5 to 10 months;
  • Montasio Vecchio (mature) aged over 10 months
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Month 2008 2013 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 ± % on
2022
± % on
2021
January 101.215 86.602 81.289 90.057 77.346 82.517 75.929 73.156 -3,7% -11,3%
February 91.222 82.850 78.422 79.255 70.969 73.068 62.667 68.322 +9,0% -6,5%
March 93.991 87.773 84.285 81.536 87.243 79.670 73.798 84.300 +14,2% +5,8%
April 96.746 80.301 72.342 83.335 94.585 78.859 71.365 82.621 +15,8% +4,8%
May 89.377 70.606 74.229 80.470 75.613 74.967 60.503 79.485 +31,4% +6,0%
June 68.014 61.444 58.861 56.347 78.802 66.242 60.525 60.075 -0,7% -9,3%
July 63.481 59.715 56.907 62.069 78.905 55.982 54.187 49.929 -7,9% -10,8%
August 64.911 55.136 62.035 55.176 67.728 51.720 54.615 48.821 -10,6% -5,6%
September 64.234 53.064 56.385 56.997 67.656 67.437 61.172 46.496 -24,0% -31,1%
October 81.533 59.558 82.625 58.444 73.214 69.903 63.507 57.495 -9,5% -17,8%
November 80.175 61.282 84.477 64.568 71.567 76.271 70.008 57.035 -18,5% -25,2%
December 96.800 74.238 90.732 70.314 81.737 83.683 74.159 67.807 -8,6% -19,0%
Total Year 991.699 832.569 882.589 838.568 925.365 860.319 782.435 775.542
% y-o-y ¹ -11,9% -16,0% +6,0% -5,0% +10,4% -7,0% -9,1% -0,9%
Last Update: 13-02-2024
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2008, 2013, 2018, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
Source: Consorzio di Tutela del Formaggio Montasio
 
Min Production in the last 5 years
 
Max Production in the last 5 years
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