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Asiago Presato DOP

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Asiago Pressato or Asiago Fresco is a cheese produced from fresh whole milk of the cows grazing in the low lying areas of the Asiago plateau in the mountains of Veneto in northern Italy. To make Asiago Pressato, the cheesemaker heats the milk and mixes it with rennet to form curds. They are then loosely pressed into a cheesecloth and allowed to mature for about 40 days. The main difference between Pressato and d'Allevo is the use of whole and skimmed milk and the aging process. Nearly 75% of the Asiago cheeses produced are Pressato.



Description



Asiago Pressato is a semi-soft cheese with quiet large but irregular shaped holes. It has a thin and elastic crust with soft, buttery, white-yellowish paste. It tastes sweet, buttery, delicate and tangy and has a slightly, salty aftertaste. The taste is reminiscent of cream and fresh milk. Pressato cheese goes well with sandwiches and salads as it be easily cut, cubed, sliced or melted.



Cooking



Well suited for wines higher in alcohol content, Asiago Pressato is a semi-soft, buttery cheese. It's mild tanginess and salty aftertaste make it an ideal mate for Chianti's tannins and bold fruit flavors. Serve with crusty bread and salami for a casual snack.




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



   367 - 368 kcal per 100 gr.


Protein



   24.5 gr. per 100 gr.


Fats



   34 gr. per 100 gr.


Fat in dry matter



   44 %


Salt



   1.7 gr. per 100 gr.


Cholesterol



   85 mg. per 100 gr.



MACRONUTRIENTS




(Ca) Calcium



  700 mg. ( 20% )*


(P) Phosphorus



  500 mg. ( 0% )*


*(the difference from the average value)



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