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Cheese, Asiago

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About This Food

Description

Pronounced (Ah-see-ah´-go), asiago derives its name from a small town in northern Italy. In Italy, Asiago usually means Asiago Fresco (fresh), which has a mild flavor and semi-hard texture. However, in Wisconsin, cheesemakers age Asiago to develop sharper flavors.

The flavor of asiago changes from mild when young to sharp, buttery and nutty when aged. It is similar to a blend of aged Cheddar and Parmesan. Texture changes from elastic and firm to hard and granular with age. Serve as a table cheese; shred or grate into cooked dishes.

Because cheese is essentially milk that is condensed, it is important to choose asiago cheese made from organic milk, free from hormones

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Selecting & Storing

Choose organic asiago and keep refrigerated. This cheese goes well with pasta, figs, grapes, apples, pears, dried fruits, and balsamic vinegar; for wines pair withLate Harvest Gewurztraminer; red wines such as Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Beaujolais.

Special diets
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Calcium
  • Protein
Good Source of
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Poultry
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)cheese

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Calories: 110

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
7.23 g
Saturated Fat
4.59 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.16 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
83 g
ALA
83 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
19.04 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.9 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.9 g
Sugars
0.22 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
10.01 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
111.72 IU
2%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
7.84 IU
2%
Vitamin E
0.06 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.03 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.34 mcg
6%
Vitamin K
0.48 mg
1%
Folate
1.96 mcg
0%
Niacin
0.08 mg
0%
Riboflavin
0.09 mg
5%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
4.31 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
331.52 mg
33%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.23 mg
1%
Magnesium
12.32 mg
3%
Manganese
0.01 mg
0%
Phosphorous
194.32 mg
19%
Potassium
25.76 mg
1%
Selenium
6.3 mcg
9%
Sodium
448.56 mg
19%
Zinc
0.77 mg
5%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
7.84 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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