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Asiago d'Allevo DOP

      Asiago d'Allevo PDO
      Asiago
      Mezzano













Asiago d'Allevo is a cheese produced from the milk of Pezzata Nera and Bruno Alpina cows that graze on the high summer pastures in the mountains of Veneto in northern Italy. According to DOP protection, the production of Asiago d'Allevo cheese can take place only in the provinces of Vicenza and Trento in Italy.



Description



The flavour of the cheese varies according to its age. When it is sold as "Mezzano", at the age of four to six months, the flavour is fresh, mild and lactic. The texture is a pale, straw-coloured interior, supple and semi-soft with irregular small holes and soft, flexible rind. When ripened beyond the age of ten months it is known as "Vecchio". Some Asiago's aged for two years are called "Stravecchio". At this stage, it turns firm, grainy and dry in texture. The flavour also becomes quite intense and spicy, as it ages. A fully mature Asiago has a smooth, regular rind. The aroma is suggestive of yeast or dried fruit.



Cooking



Excellent as a table cheese, serve with salami, crusty bread, grapes, figs or a light and fruity wine. Try it grated over pastas, potatoes, soups, rice and salads, or melted in quesadillas, omletes, sandwiches and pizza. It goes well with a variety of beverages such as red wine, cranberry juice, and sparkling grape juice.




Certification



PDO (Protected Designation of Origin)(ES). Protected designation of origińe (PDO) stands for a product for which the principal steps for production are done following a well-established technique within the same geographical area, which gives the product its characteristics. Year of registration 1996

DOP (Denominazione di origine protetta)(It). Year of registration 1978


Organic production



  No


Vegetarian



  No


Dietary product



  No


Lactose-free product



  No



NUTRITIONAL VALUE




Calories



   382 - 417 kcal per 100 gr.


Protein



   26.9 - 28 gr. per 100 gr.


Fats



   31 - 33.9 gr. per 100 gr.


Fat in dry matter



   34 - 45 %


Salt



   2.14 - 2.4 gr. per 100 gr.


Saturated acids



   23.6 gr. per 100 gr.


Cholesterol



   86 mg. per 100 gr.



MACRONUTRIENTS




(Ca) Calcium



  900 - 990 mg. ( + 7% )*


(P) Phosphorus



  660 mg. ( + 32% )*


*(the difference from the average value)



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Asiago d'Allevo PDO. Foto № 1
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