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Asiago Stravecchio cheese
Food glossary

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: Italy

Asiago cheese from the Veneto region of Italy is controlled by the denomination rules of that country and hence must meet the defined quality standards.
There are three levels of cheese depending on the length of maturation. The first level is termed Asiago Pressato and this is the youngest of the three types having matured for less than six months. The next level is called Asiago d'Allevo and this must be aged for at least 6 months and more often at least twelve months.
Asiago Stravecchio has been matured for at least 18 months allowing it to develop a rich nutty sharp flavour and a pale golden yellow colour.
Asiago is protected under the DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta) laws of Italy and only 10000 of the Stavecchio cheeses are made annually so they are a real treat to savour.
Note: You can order one of these cheeses by clicking on the link below.
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