Asiago

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Asiago is an Italian cow’s milk cheese that can assume different textures, according to its aging, from smooth for the fresh Asiago (Asiago Pressato) to a crumbly texture for the aged cheese (Asiago d’allevo), the flavor of which is reminiscent of Parmesan (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

If you are allergic to cheese, that probably indicates an underlying allergy to lactose, casein, or whey, proteins found both in cheese and in other dairy products, such as milk. People with this allergy should be cautioned that certain cheeses are more likely to cause symptoms than others. In the event of an allergic reaction after consuming Asiago cheese, contact your allergist (PeanutAllergy, 2011).

Common Uses:

Aged Asiago cheese is often grated in salads, soups, pastas, and sauces while the fresh Asiago is sliced to prepare panini or sandwiches; it can also be melted on a variety of dishes and cantaloupe (Wikipedia, nd).

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Here are some tips for making your own Asiago cheese!