This delightful double to triple cream cheese comes from the Lombardy region of Italy. Mascarpone [mahs-kahr-POH-neh(nay)] is a versatile cheese that is perfect for holiday cooking. Not only can this ivory colored cheese that can have a texture from cream cheese to room temperature butter, can be used savory or sweet. If you ever had Tirasimù and wondered what the main ingredient is, now you know. I have used it in everything from savory to sweet pie tarts, to pumpkin pie and everything in between.