mas·​car·​po·​ne ˌma-skär-ˈpō-(ˌ)nā How to pronounce mascarpone (audio)
: an Italian cream cheese

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To demonstrate Solein cheese’s versatility, Borg uses it like mascarpone, mixing it into a pasta filling alongside roasted wild yellowfoot mushrooms and spinach. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 26 Jan. 2023 Pressure-cooking this casserole frees you to whip up a tasty lemon mascarpone cream for a sweet and tangy topping. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Sep. 2022 Top tier-Banana mascarpone cream with vanilla butter cake. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 14 Dec. 2022 To serve, slice the cake and top each slice with a spoonful of fig preserves and a dollop of mascarpone cream. Dallas News, 18 Jan. 2022 Several dishes that would be stars in other restaurants — Caesar salad with a snowfall of cheese, succulent whole barbecued chicken, bruleed rice pudding enriched with mascarpone — face formidable competition here. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2021 Then the cake layers are stacked with matcha tea-spiked mascarpone and finished with a dusting of cocoa. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sep. 2021 The pièce de resistance, though, was a layer of creamy caramel mascarpone within each slice, resulting in bite after bite of pure breakfast decadence. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 8 July 2022 On top, the bakers prepared a banana mascarpone cream cake. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 16 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


Italian, from Italian dialect (Lombardy) mascarpón, augmentative of mascarpa cream cheese

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mascarpone was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Mascarpone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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