Fresh Asiago was created in the Asiago plateau, an area full of pastures and, unlike the matured version, is obtained in the valley areas and normally by large dairies. The history of this cheese is fairly recent: in fact, its production dates back to the 1920’s.Fresh Asiago is also called “Asiago Pressato” because as soon as the cheese wheels are produced, they are compacted using manual or hydraulic presses in order to dry them out as much as possible. This “new” product was well liked by consumers because of its sweet and supple taste. Asiago was awarded the Protected Designation of Origin status in 1996.