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Asiago is a hard cheese from Italy, coming from Vicenza in the northwest of Italy. There are two types:

  • Asiago d'Allevio, made from a mixture of skimmed and whole milk. Asiago d'Allevio is a piquant grating cheese.
  • Asiago Grasso di Monte, which has a mellower flavour and is smother in texture.

Asiago cheese is used in many Italian recipes that call for a grating cheese, e.g. soups, pasta dishes and meat dishes.

Further reading

  • Stobart, T. (1981) The Cook's Encyclopedia: ingredients & processes, Harper & Row. ISBN 0060141271.