mascarpone

noun
mas·​car·​po·​ne | \ ˌma-skär-ˈpō-(ˌ)nā How to pronounce mascarpone (audio) \

Definition of mascarpone

: an Italian cream cheese

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Jeenah Moon for The New York Times Dean & DeLuca, the luxury food chain, began life in 1977 as a downtown Manhattan destination for mascarpone, balsamic vinegar, radicchio and other specialties most Americans had never heard of, much less tasted. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Dean & DeLuca Closes Stores as Debts Pile Up," 10 July 2019 The indulgence comes from blue cheese and a little mascarpone, which create a luxurious yet punchy sauce. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, "Forget crisp-tender. Cook broccoli longer and it becomes as comforting as this bowl of pasta.," 16 June 2019 Carefully open up the apricots with a small knife and fill each with a little mascarpone. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Cardamom-Poached Apricots," 17 May 2018 Follow the eggplant with bronzed arancini, their centers a near-liquid mix of mascarpone and Prosecco, or a season-less chicory salad with orange segments, provolone and hazelnut vinaigrette. Los Angeles Times, "Review: The surprise at Santa Monica’s hot spot Élephante? The carb situation is on point.," 15 Aug. 2019 This dessert, a quenelle of red berry sorbet perched on top of mascarpone tinged green with basil oil, is very factory pomo with its straight angles and neon coloring. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "What does luxury mean for the modern restaurant critic?," 5 Aug. 2019 Along with more standard fare, Coolhaus pumps out flavors like balsamic fig and mascarpone, black sesame and fried chicken and waffles. Scottie Andrew And Katherine Dillinger, CNN, "Mustard ice cream is a weird new way to celebrate National Mustard Day, but hey why not," 1 Aug. 2019 Along with more standard fare, Coolhaus pumps out flavors like balsamic fig and mascarpone, black sesame and fried chicken and waffles. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Celebrate National Mustard Day with … ice cream?," 1 Aug. 2019 That’s because while laying her eggs in tidy rows, the mother lanternfly sprays them with a thick, protective covering, the texture of which is reminiscent of mascarpone cheese. Claire Marie Porter, WIRED, "This Voracious, Unstoppable Bug Is Killing Off Vineyards," 2 Aug. 2019

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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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