Mascarpone Cheese Substitute

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

A good substitute if Mascarpone cheese is hard to find in your area.


  1. Combine well and use in recipes calling for Mascarpone cheese.
  2. Do not substitute low fat cream cheese or sour cream.
Most Helpful

This is just as good as real marscapone if not better. I use it in a lemon marscapone cake and it is divine! Love it so much. Thank you for the great recipe

cherriebaby_20 July 26, 2009

Hi Nana Lee; This turned out so tasty and I used it to develop a recipe that turned out super-great. Thank you for sharing this with us. It is in my cookbook to be used in other recipes. "Uncle Bill"

William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin August 01, 2008

This is a fantastic recipe! Mascarpone cheese used to be practically unheard of here in Israel. You can get it now, but it's really really expensive. This is a great substitute. I made a tiramisu for dessert this weekend using this cheese instead of mascarpone, and it was heavenly! Thanks, Mox!

Mirj October 22, 2003