Marvelous Mascarpone Made at Home

Delicious and simple

Urban Overalls

When I think of creamy, spreadable cheeses, the first one that pops to mind is the Italian classic, Mascarpone.  It has a luscious texture that our conventional cream cheese just can’t replicated.  (I first heard of Mascarpone when I watched the movie Kate and Leopold.  Hugh Jackman’s character, Leopold, prepared breakfast for Kate (Meg Ryan) by spreading Mascarpone on toast and then topping with blueberries.  It has since become one of my favorite breakfasts.)  If you are a fan of Mascarpone from the store, you will absolutely love homemade Mascarpone cheese.

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Don’t worry, this is a very easy recipe to prepare.  You will amaze your friends and yourself with this creation.

My favorite recipe is from  Home Cheese Making Recipes for 75 Homemade Cheeses by Ricki Carroll.

Mascarpone with Culture

  • 1 quart light cream (or half and half), avoid homogenized
  • 1 packet direct set crème…

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