Asiago derives its name from a small town in northern Italy. In Italy, Asiago usually means fresco (fresh), and keeps for a long time. It resembles a cross between sharp white Cheddar and Parmesan. Aged Asiago is more crumbly. Excellent on any Italian dish, such as pizza or pasta. This is a delicious replacement for the usual recipe utilizing mozzarella. The product has also gained popularity in bread recipes.