What in the heck is Mascarpone Cheese? Okay like awhile back when I discovered Ice Wine, this again is something I’d never heard of. And, hey, even the spell checker has it. Makes me feel like I’m living a deprived life.
I found this cheese at Costco and of course bought it, all 5lbs of it. Anyone familiar with Costco knows things come in bulk and this particular store caters to restaurants. Yikes, I really didn’t know what I was doing.
This morning I spread it on a low calorie bagel type thing with jam. 🙂 Then did some research.
Mascarpone originated southwest of Milan Italy in the late 16the early 17th century.
In one online article Mascarpone is said to be one of the foods that make the food police quiver and drop dead in their tracks. It is fresh, very rich cow’s milk cheese – double or triple cream. They went on to say that it sold in teensy little containers in the US. Hah, want to bet, like I said, I found a 5 lb container.
Its texture resembles a sticky pudding and it is the color of cream. It is found in the Italian cake Tiramisu. Umm love that stuff even if I hate myself after I eat it. I also found it is often served with fruit or it can be mixed with cocoa or coffee.
If I try a recipe and it turns out I’ll post it. In the meantime if anyone else has used the cheese let us know.