Mascarpone is a fresh unripened cheese with a thick creamy texture. It should be used within two to three days of purchase. It is a versatile cheese and can be used in savory or sweet recipes. Try using it in place of sour cream in your favorite dip, or add it to a cheesecake. It is perfect accompaniment to poached fruit or fruit salad when mixed with a little brandy or liqueur and icing sugar.
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