Mascarpone meaning

mäs'kär-pō'nĕ, -pōn'
A fresh soft Italian cheese with a high butterfat content, made from light cream.
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A soft, creamy Italian cheese that is not pressed or aged; often used in desserts.
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Origin of mascarpone

  • Italian augmentative of dialectal (Lombardy) mascarpa, mascherpa a kind of ricotta of unknown origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary