mas·​car·​po·​ne | \ ˌmas-kär-ˈpō-(ˌ)nā How to pronounce mascarpone (audio) \

Definition of mascarpone

: an Italian cream cheese

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For a less tart topping, sub in the same amount of crème fraîche or mascarpone for sour cream. Jade Zimmerman, Country Living, "Gingery Sweet Potato Pie," 1 Nov. 2018 Sometimes called Italian cream cheese, mascarpone is a specialty of Lombardy, Italy. New York Times, "A Guide to Soft Fresh Cheeses: Cottage Cheese, Mascarpone and More," 26 June 2018 That’s what those macadamia nuts and brown-butter wafers are doing in your mascarpone sundae. Subliminally, the tongue can even react to the sight of a polished stone. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "At This Museum Show, You’re Encouraged to Follow Your Nose," 19 Apr. 2018 Cool completely and then whisk in mascarpone and lemon juice until well combined. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Daniel Boulud's Homemade Sorbet and Ice Cream," 29 May 2012 There is some butter, yes, as well as thick mascarpone that makes the whole thing not only rich, but creamy and tangy at the same damn time. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appetit, "The Shrimpiest Shrimp Risotto That Ever Shrimped," 13 Mar. 2018 Serve as is, chilled and with clotted cream, or a dollop of mascarpone. Skye Mcalpine, Vogue, "How to Host a Gorgeous Summer Dinner Party Without Cooking," 22 June 2018 Simple pastas dressed with vegetables, fennel au gratin, typically soupy risottos, a zucchini and mint frittata, and peaches in amaretto syrup are some standouts, and her fig-and-mascarpone cake, and pine nut-and-custard tart are first-rate. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Venice, Without the Tourists," 2 July 2018 Repeat this process for four even layers of cereal and mascarpone. Fox News, "Justin Warner is cooking with Post Dream Cereals," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of mascarpone

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mascarpone

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

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