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Mascarpone & Ricotta Cheese Recipes

Information about Mascarpone and Ricotta cheese plus a collection of sweet and savoury recipes using Mascarpone Cheese and Ricotta Cheese

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Mascarpone is a fresh (i.e. not aged or ripened) soft cows' milk cheese cheese which originated from Lombardy, Italy.  Technically speaking,  it is not cheese as it is produced by a culture being added to the cream which has been removed during the production of Parmesan. However it is generally described as a curd cheese. Once the culture has been added, the cream is heated and left to thicken. It has a creamy white colour, a slightly sweet taste making it highly suitable for desserts, and a soft, dense, texture which can be easily spread.

Ricotta is a fresh Italian cheese (i.e. not aged or ripened). Technically speaking,  it is not cheese as it is produced from whey which is the remaining liquid during normal cheese-making after it has been separated from the curds. Traditionally, the type of milk used is usually ewe or buffalo. The whey is allowed to become more acid through additional fermentation  and is then heated to near boiling which then creates a curd.  Ricotta has a creamy white colour, a slightly sweet taste making it highly suitable for desserts, and a texture similar to some cottage cheeses  though generally lighter.

Below is a list of recipes on this site using Mascarpone or Ricotta cheeses including starters, main courses, accompaniments and desserts. Listed by preparation time. To find more use the  search page

Key:-   Veg = Vegetarian     HT = Hot      CD = Cold     

HD = Starter      MC = Main Course       ACC = Accompaniment      DP  = Desserts/Puddings


Soups & Hors d'oeuvres

Ricotta Stuffed Courgette Flowers    Veg HT HD 40mins

Spanakopetes    Veg HT HD PFC Greek 45mins plus chilling

Venezuelan Vegetable Soup    Veg HT SP 90mins


Main Courses

Rigatoni with Ricotta    Veg HT MC Italian 20mins

Conchiglie Ricotta e Spinach    HT MC Italian 30mins

Italian Omelette    Veg HT MC Italian 40mins

Asparagus and Vanilla Risotto    HT MC 55mins

Chicken and Walnut Cannelloni    HT MC 55mins

Chicken stuffed with Gorgonzola    HT MC Italian 60mins

Cannelloni with Spinach and Ricotta    Veg HT MC 65mins



Toasted Walnut Pesto    Veg CD ACC 20min

Rice and Kale Gratin    Veg HT ACC 55mins



BBQ'd Peaches with Mascarpone    HT Veg BBQ DP 10mins

Chocolate Dream    Veg CD DP 15mins

Chocolate Ricotta Figs    Veg CD DP 15mins

Strawberry With Mascarpone    Veg CD DP 20mins

Tiramisu    Veg CD DP Italian 20mins plus chilling

Apricot and Date Fool    Veg CD DP English 30 minutes

Cassata Alla Siciliana    Veg CD DP Italian 40mins plus chilling

Lime and Mascarpone Torte    Veg CD DP 45mins

Nutty Poached Pears With Ricotta    Veg HT DP 45mins plus standing

Ricotta Dolce cheesecake    Veg CD DP 50mins

Ricotta Flan    Veg HT CD DP Italian 50mins

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