Fresh New Ideas for Spring: Dessert Cheese Boards With Crave Brothers Mascarpone
Crave Brothers Cheese introduces a new dessert concept just in time for spring—Dessert Cheese Boards featuring their luscious Mascarpone. With its fresh flavor and rich texture, a dollop of Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Mascarpone can dress up just about any dessert, or take a starring role in seasonal desserts. With Crave Brothers Dessert Cheese Boards, you can provide a visually oriented—and versatile—spin on sweets when you’re entertaining this spring.
When it comes to “eating first with your eyes,” presentation is everything. Crave Brothers Dessert Cheese Boards offer a fun, creative way to present easy desserts. Dessert Cheese Boards flaunt the fresh, quality ingredients you’re featuring, including Crave Brothers Mascarpone Cheese and seasonal fruit. In fact, Crave Brothers Mascarpone is a perfect accompaniment for light spring flavors. Recipe suggestions include Lemon Mascarpone Tarts, Mascarpone Thumbprint Cookies, and a scoop of Crave Brothers Mascarpone to accompany fresh berries.
Mascarpone is a sweet, creamy style of cheese that originated in Italy and is an integral part of classic desserts such as tiramisu. Crave Brothers Mascarpone is distinguished by its handcrafted artisanal qualities, its award-winning flavor, and its sustainability. Like all the Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheeses, it is made with milk from the Crave family’s own dairy herd. Crave Brothers Mascarpone is made in their Wisconsin farmstead cheese-making facility that uses 100 percent green power and practices water conservation and recycling.
Crave Brothers Cheese offers three springtime cheese board ideas for dessert-lovers.
1. Present sweetly simple lemon tarts: To make Easy Lemon Mascarpone Tarts, all you need is refrigerated cookie dough, a jar of lemon curd, a pint of fresh raspberries or blueberries and Crave Brothers Mascarpone. Relax and let the fresh flavor and rich, velvety texture of Crave Brothers Mascarpone do the work for you. This cheese has won more than 27 prestigious awards since its introduction, including a First Place Award at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Dairy Products Contest.
2. Make your mark with thumbprint cookies: Whether you choose to make classic thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam or Crave Brothers Farmstead Mascarpone Walnut Thumbprint Cookies with Lemon-Orange Curd, the flavor and texture of Mascarpone make the cookies stand out. The light citrus flavors of Mascarpone Walnut Thumbprint Cookies with Lemon-Orange Curd complement spring meals like lamb or chicken, but are rich enough to satisfy guests who stop by just for coffee and stand-alone desserts. Drizzle your favorite thumbprint cookies with 2/3 cup high-quality white chocolate baking chips melted with ½ tsp. vegetable oil as a garnish.
3. Invite guests to discover the world of richness in a single scoop of Mascarpone: Not only is Crave Brothers Mascarpone a spreadable cheese, it can bring out flavors of various desserts on your spring cheese board. Spread Mascarpone on cookies, or slices of lemon pound cake with pears and a sprinkling of nutmeg. Serve a scoop of Crave Brothers Mascarpone to accompany fresh berries. Or, add just a touch of cardamom, cinnamon, fruit preserves, chocolate, lemon zest or a few snips of fresh basil or mint to Mascarpone to bring out the flavors of other desserts you’re offering.
For complete dessert recipes and more cheese board serving suggestions featuring Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, visit the website at www.cravecheese.com. You’ll also find additional product information about the Crave Brothers line of award-winning cheese, and videos detailing the Crave Brothers green story.
The Crave family farms 2,500 acres of productive land in south-central Wisconsin, growing soybeans, corn and alfalfa to use as nutritious feed for their Holstein cows. From the biodigester to water recovery and recycling, sustainability is top-of-mind on the farm. The Crave Brothers Farm LLC and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese LLC use 100% green power and are carbon-negative businesses. Their anaerobic biodigester produces more electricity than they need, enough to power the dairy farm, the farmstead cheese-making plant, and over 300 homes in their community.
Every pound of cheese made by George Crave, a licensed cheese maker, is made with milk from the family’s herd. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese produces Fresh Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Part-skim Mozzarella, Oaxaca, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese, and Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds in white, yellow and jalapeño varieties.