Depending upon the aging process, it is sold at different stages, fresh or a few months old. Therefore, it may have a different flavor and texture at different stages. When the cheese is fresh, it has a smooth texture, mild flavor, and is whitish in color. When it is aged for at least six months, it becomes crumbly and light yellow in color, and gives off a bit tangy and pungent flavor. If aged for nine months, it has a fruity, spicy, and sharp flavor as compared to the fresh one, and the texture becomes firm and hard.
Based on aging, Asiago cheese has been classified into the following types: