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Dessert with mascarpone cream

Mascarpone is a mild, creamy double-cream cheese with a fat content of 80% i. Tr. It is made from cream that has been thickened with citric , tartaric or acetic acid . Mascarpone is used, among other things, as an ingredient for desserts (e.g. tiramisu ) and cake fillings.

Mascarpone perishes relatively quickly, which is why it used to be mainly made in winter. Since it easily absorbs foreign smells, it should be kept tightly closed.

Name and origin

The product originally comes from Lodi in Lombardy , where Mascherpa [ mas'kɛrpa ] or Mascarpia is the dialect name for cream . Today it is made by dairies all over Italy and in other countries.

In order to avoid conflicts due to the supposedly protected name mascarpone, mascarpone produced in Germany was marketed as "Italian-style cream cheese" and was marketed as a local product in Austria as mascarino or is also called "tiramisu cheese" there. A low-fat version of mascarino is marked with the addition of light .

However, mascarpone is not a food with a protected designation of origin (“PDO”) or with a protected geographical indication (“PGI”). It can therefore be produced anywhere.


To make cream, it is heated to a temperature of 90 ° C and thickened by adding citric , tartaric or acetic acid . The fracture is straining the whey separated. The mascarpone mass is usually homogenized before filling .


The most famous dessert made with mascarpone is tiramisu . A mascarpone cream is alternately layered with soaked ladyfingers and cooled well.

A special, mildly creamy form of Gorgonzola cheese is sold as a cake with alternating layers of Gorgonzola and mascarpone, one of the trade names for this is Torta San Gaudenzio .

Web links

Commons : Mascarpone  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Mascarpone  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

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  2. Milk, Dairy Products & Cheese from Austria AMA Marketing ( Memento of the original from August 12, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 3.1 MB) Schärdinger dairy .  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. ^ "Goods, food and luxury goods", p. 84; Author: Anderle, Schwarz; Publisher: "Bohrmann Fachbuch".
  4. ^ Mascarpone, Mascherpone. In: Retrieved December 15, 2015 .