Mascarpone is an essential ingredient in any Italian household and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes to enhance flavour without overwhelming it. Mascarpone is delicious stirred into a soup, adds rich indulgence to pasta sauces and pairs beautifully with cocoa or coffee in desserts.
Mascarpone is the star ingredient in tiramisu, a famous Italian dessert that consists of layers of espresso-soaked biscuits, brandy, chocolate and mascarpone, a stellar end to a fabulous meal. It can also be used to thicken puddings and dessert creams and can be served with fruit or syrup for an elegantly simple finale to a meal.
Whether you buy mascarpone to use in a dish or use on its own, it will raise your creation to new culinary heights.
Here are four delicious recipes using mascarpone cheese:
Fragrant spice and verjuice poached pears with pistachio mascarpone
Kahlua-drenched tiramisu with mascarpone topped with delicate chocolate shavings
Mascarpone and pumpkin risotto with ground nutmeg
Organic spaghetti enrobed in mascarpone and gorgonzola carbonara