An Italian cream cheese used in many culinary dishes both sweet and savory, mascarpone is a very versatile ingredient!

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What is mascarpone?

If you’ve had the Italian classic dessert called tiramisu, you have definitely had mascarpone. It is a cream cheese like substance that it slightly coagulated. The coagulation comes from adding an acidic ingredient like vinegar, lemon juice or citric acid.

As stated before, it is very commonly used in tiramisu, but here are some other ways to use it:

  • in cannolis
  • as a thickener for risotto
  • in cheesecakes

These are our favorite recipes that use mascarpone:

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