Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A yellow Italian cheese suitable for grating when aged.

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  • proper noun a commune near Vicenza in the Veneto, Italy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Asiago, Italy, commune where it originated.

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The name is from Germanic; see German schlagen and Cimbran Slege.

Examples

  • Mr. Caswell melts Asiago over the top, and then, to replicate the cooling effect of sour cream and kick of jalapeño, serves up a yogurt sauce accented by cilantro and Thai chili pepper.

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  • Ms. Dolan's recipe, Herbes de Provence Sausage, included four large onions and some grated Asiago and Parmesan cheese.

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  • The IIF's late-December investments include stakes in enterprises ranging from Rigoni di Asiago Srl, a 90-year-old organic jam maker, to TBS Group SpA, a listed biomedical equipment maker with production facilities in 13 countries.

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  • Vegetarian pepperoni and chicken, along with a packet of mixed Asiago and Provolone cheese cubes, got layered on top of an herby tomato paste base, then I sealed them up, cut some steam vents and popped 'em in the oven.

    Creature of Habit

  • Grated Asiago cheese 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    Lisa Turner: Onions in a Starring Role

  • • Applebee's: Asian crunch salad or spicy shrimp diavolo or grilled shrimp and island rice or grilled dijon chicken and portobellos or Asiago peppercorn steak.

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  • The next day I made the bechamel, to which I added a handful of Asiago cheese, because I don't really like white sauce.

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  • I used Asiago all through this recipe instead of Parm because that is what I keep on hand.

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  • It can be disconcerting to smell blends of chemical compounds that so perfectly evoke flavors as specific as Asiago cheese and Bartlett pear.

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  • You could sauté these in olive oil, then top with a pinch of black sea salt and shaved Asiago cheese.

    Lisa Turner: Intuitive Cooking: How to Find Your Inner Chef

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