Chef and Food Writer Theresa Carle-Sanders – Quick Bites from Pender
Homemade Mascarpone Cheese
What do you do when you have a litre of whipping cream sitting around with nothing to do?
Grab a lemon and make mascarpone cheese, of course…
Mascarpone is a thick Italian cream cheese. Sold in tubs (at exorbitant prices), mass-produced mascarpone pales when compared to homemade. And it’s almost as easy as making ricotta cheese or creme fraiche— just extra time in the fridge for the water to drain away and the cheese to set.
What do you do with mascarpone?
make a tiramisu (obvious answer)
stir it into risotto just before serving (trendy answer)
stuff some fresh figs, bake in the oven and serve with a pomegranate syrup (off-the-cuff answer)