I couldn't tell you but I'd expect costs to go up. Sounds like a lot of the newer cheeses, just starting to age, were more heavily hit... so there will be some gap where it's less available and prices should rise.
There's a maximum tolerance by the consumer on price so they won't have a lot of head room.
What I also don't know is how facilities were damaged. I've seen a few mentions of pasture lands and the livestock facilities getting hit... so the milk source gets slowed; then there's the cheese making and storage.
It'll be some time before they fully know. One article mentioned the long-term loss nearer $2 billion.
"We've lost two years of work," said Lorenza Caretti, whose family runs the Sant' Angelo cheese cooperative in the town of San Giovanni in Persiceto.
"We may be able to sell some of it for use in melted cheese products but that has only 20 percent of the value of the real thing," she said by telephone.
She said 22,000 wheels of hard cheese fell over in their warehouse during the quake.
"We still can't see the floor in many places," she said. "We will be lucky if we can somehow save half of it."
Production of milk used for cheese making in the area was also affected because many cows died in the collapse of stables or were left traumatized by the quake and its aftershocks, affecting the output and quality of milk, Coldiretti said.