All Cheese Considered: Mascarpone
Although Mascarpone is not technically a cheese since no rennet or curds are involved, it is an acid-coagulated dairy product that is typically handled by the cheese monger and therefore, we include it here. Mascarpone (sometimes spelled mascherpone, but pronounced the same) has been known since the sixteenth century, but it is a relatively new product in the U.S. Since it is a luxury ingredient from Northern Italy, and highly perishable, it was not among the fare brought by the early Italian immigrants. This article is on the Mascarpone variety of cheese.