It looks like a soft but thick cream, white to a very pale yellow, sweet and very high in calories. It is used fresh and does not last long. Most Italian cheese is made through presamic coagulation, which means adding rennet to milk, while Mascarpone is made through an acid-thermal coagulation of milk cream which means that acetic acid or citric acid is added to the milk cream and is processed for 5-10 min. at a temperature of 90-95 °C. Obtaining coagulation through this process gives the unique creaminess to Mascarpone. This is also why Mascarpone is a dairy product but not cheese. The milk we use to make Mascarpone is the first milked of the day, and as soon as it reaches the premises it is first centrifuged to obtain milk cream with a 35% content of fat.
It is not produced using rennet so it can be used by vegetarians.
It does not contain coagulated casein so it does not cause negative effects to people who are milk intolerant.
Ingredients: fresh cream and citric acid.
Weight: 1.2 Kg.
Packing: vacuum packed tray.
Shelf life of packed product: 6 days.
SHAPE: it is a cream so it does not have a specific shape.
EXTERNAL FEATURES: milk cream white.
INTERNAL FEATURES: homogeneous milk cream white.
AROMA: fresh cream and slight hints of cooked butter.
FLAVOUR: balanced, very sweet, the paste is moist and very soluble.
Availability: all year, but must be ordered.
In the kitchen: can be mixed to liqueurs, coffee, biscuits, sugar and eggs, and is ideal to make any sweet custard. It is the main ingredient in Tiramisù.
However, it can be used for several dessert recipes as well as for savoury ones like sauces, spreads and fillings, dressings and so on.