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Mascapone is an Italian cream cheese. It's extremely high in fat, about 60% being saturated so the message with this food is to go easy and enjoy at special occasions in moderation.(there are 100 calories in a tablespoon).
Traditionally mascarpone is made by heating heavy cream and lemon juice ( in the ratio of 3 tbs lemon juice to every 500 ml heavy cream). Once cooled the liquid is poured through cheesecloth and set in a shallow pan to chill for 1 - 2 days. It's one of the main ingredients used to make tiramisu and is often used in risotto in place of butter and Parmesan.
Mascarpone is usually purchased in prepacked tubs. Store it covered in the container in the fridge. Once opened it should be consumed within 3 - 4 days. it can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Category: Cheese
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy pre packed in tubs or from the deli.
To Store:
Store unopened in the fridge for up to 2 months. (check the use by date) if it's is discolored or smells throw it out. Once opened eat within 3 - 4 days
Tips & Tricks:
Delicious with cherries
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

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Energy (kJ):
Low GI < 55:
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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