mascarpone cheese

★★★★★ 8
By Malinda Coletta
from North Providence, RI

Mascarpone Cheese is an Italian soft cheese used in cooking and deserts. This is great on dried figs and apricots, in trimisu or in cannolis!

★★★★★ 8

Ingredients For mascarpone cheese

  • 1 qt
    half and half or light cream (it must be pasteurized not ultra-pasteurized)
  • 1/8 tsp
    tartaric acid (or 1 tablespoon of lemon juice)

How To Make mascarpone cheese

  • 1
    In a double boilier heat cream to 185F
  • 2
    add 1/4 tea of tartaric acid (or 1 tablespoon of lemon juice) and stir for several minutes.
  • 3
    The mixture will slowly thicken into a cream of wheat consistency with tiny flecks of curd.
  • 4
    Line a stainless steel colander with a double layer of butter muslin. Ladle curd into colander and let drain for 2 hours.
  • 5
    Place in a covered container and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. Makes about one pound

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