Mascarpone: the step by step recipe to make it at home

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Mascarpone, here is the recipe to prepare this creamy and versatile vegetarian cheese at home

Mascarpone, here she is prescription step by step to make it at home with just two ingredients. Versatile and creamy vegetarian cheese without animal rennet, it is perfect for use in sweet and savory preparations.

To prepare it you will need to get a cooking thermometer, a good organic lemon and cream that has 35 grams of fat per 100 ml of product. At this point you just have to follow our tips to get a creamy homemade mascarpone cheese.


Ingredients & necessities

  • 500 ml of fresh bread at 35%
  • 9 grams of lemon juice
  • kitchen thermometer
  • Preparation Time:
    20 minutes
  • Cooking time:
  • Rest time:
    48 about h
  • Dose:
    4 people to
  • difficulty:

How to prepare homemade mascarpone: procedure


  • To put the cream in a non-stick pan and by heating it in a bain-marie bring it to a temperature of 82 °, taking care to mix it continuously,
  • add then the lemon juice filtered through a fine mesh strainer and continue to mix for another four minutes,
  • passed which turn off the heat and let it rest for twenty minutes.
  • Meantime put a large enough sieve on a bowl, line it with a clean cloth but not washed with fabric softener and after the rest time pour the mixture into it,
  • let it cool down completely, then cover with cling film and place in the refrigerator for forty-eight hours, in this period of time the mascarpone will form, in fact the mixture will firm up and lose the whey.

How to store homemade mascarpone:

Mascarpone can be stored in the refrigerator in special airtight containers and must be consumed within the expiry date of the cream used.

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