One of the staples of Italian cooking is fresh mascarpone cheese.
Labeled as Italian-style cream cheese, mascarpone isn’t what we think of as American cream cheese.
Mascarpone is a triple cream cheese that can work equally well in a sweet or savory dish. For instance, you can use mascarpone as the filling in a cannoli or the creamy layer in tiramisu, or use it as the cheese layer in lasagna or stuff it into manicotti.
This fresh mascarpone is made in the United States using Italian tradition. It’s smooth and silky, creamy and full-flavored. You’ll find it in the specialty cheese case at your local Brookshire’s store.
Try it spread on a slice of bruschetta drizzled with honey.