mascarpone

Definition

Food

  • A rich unsalted cream cheese-like confection made from cows’ cream heated to 90°C, curdled with citric or tartaric acid, drained then beaten or whipped and eaten freshly made. Sometimes flavoured with chocolate, coffee, liqueur, brandy, etc. for use as a dessert. Contains around 45 per cent water, 45 per cent fat, 7 per cent protein and 2 to 3 per cent lactose.
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