mas·​car·​po·​ne | \ˌmas-kär-ˈpō-(ˌ)nā \

Definition of mascarpone 

: an Italian cream cheese

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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 Add the mascarpone and continue beating until stiff. 2. Fox News, "Justin Warner is cooking with Post Dream Cereals," 30 June 2018 In a third, larger bowl, combine the egg yolk mixture with the mascarpone, then fold in the egg whites to produce a creamy mixture. Arrange a tight layer of ladyfingers in a 9-by-12-inch serving dish. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How to Make Sophia Loren's Tiramisu," 16 Sep. 2016 Meanwhile, beat the mascarpone, cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Susan Selasky, charlotteobserver, "Celebrate the Fourth with minimal fuss, maximum flavor," 3 July 2018 Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in mascarpone, rum, and salt; set aside. Ignacio Mattos, Bon Appetit, "Tiramisù With Amaretti Cookies," 23 Apr. 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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