Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Crave Brothers Mascarpone Wins First-Place Award

Cheese for dessert is a winning idea. Judges at the 2010 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese and Butter contest awarded First Place honors to Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese in the Open Class/Soft and Spreadable Cheeses category for its Mascarpone. Crave Brothers Mascarpone is a creamy, fresh cheese that lends itself to a variety of dessert ideas. Pair it with chocolate or berries, spread it on cookies, use it as a fruit dip, or showcase it in chilled creamy pies.

The First Place Award to Crave Brothers will be presented on August 5, 2010 during the Wisconsin State Fair. Crave Brothers award-winning Mascarpone, prized for its texture, freshness and flavor, is just one of four cheese varieties produced in Wisconsin by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese. Others include Fresh Mozzarella, Farmer’s Rope handmade string cheese, and the signature Les Fréres and Petit Frére washed-rind cheeses.

Mascarpone is a versatile cheese that originated in Italy. Its rich, creamy texture allows it to be blended with whipped cream or butter, and its flavor makes it ideal for sweet or savory recipe ideas ranging from appetizers to desserts. Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Mascarpone is made with sweet cream, and blends well with savory flavors, such as mushrooms or spices, as well as with fruit. Chocolate Mascarpone Pie, a Crave Brothers’ signature dish, is served to editors, cheese buyers and tour groups. In the fall and winter, another favorite is Mascapone Mushroom Soup. Both recipes get rave reviews from all that taste them.

For more mascarpone recipe ideas and to learn more about Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics, visit the website at

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