Country of origin: Italy
Region of origin: Lodi, Abbiategrasso
Mascarpone is an Italian cheese made from cream, coagulated by the addition of certain acidic substances, such as lemon juice, vinegar, citric acid or acetic acid. Mascarpone may also be made using cream and the residual tartaric acid from the bottom or sides of barreled wine.
Mascarpone is milky-white in color and is easy to spread. It is used in various Lombardy dishes, and is considered a speciality in the region. It is one of the main ingredients in the modern Italian dessert known as Tiramisu, and is sometimes used instead of butter or Parmesan cheese to thicken and enrich risotto. [wikipedia]
Happiness is homemade right? So here are some simple homemade recipes to make this wonderful dreamy Italian cheese (mascarpone) in your kitchen.
The secret ingredient is always cheese so here are few recipes where mascarpone can be used as an ingredient.
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