American Asiago cheese is different than Italian Asiago both in texture and flavor. There are no holes in Asiago made in the U.S. and the cheese is much sharper than Italian Asiago, even when not aged. Asiago is delicious, hard with a sharp taste but a richness and sweet, fruity flavor to go along with the sharpness, giving it depth and interest. Both are delicious table cheeses and nice for grating; compliments bread, salami and olives perfectly.
Comparable Cheese: Italian Asiago, Local Asiago
- Rind: Waxed
- Vegetarian: No
- Type: Hard
- Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon