We’re all big fans of mascarpone cheese here at Miss Buttercup and for good reason!
The lightly sweet, decadent, spreadable cheese is perfect for any dessert or even as a sweet treat straight from the container.
The use of mascarpone has increased significantly in recent years and today, there are several companies offering their own versions of this divine cheese.
To help, we’ve gone out and rounded up a list of them for you so when you’re ready to grab some mascarpone from the grocery store, you’ll know exactly which one you want to try.
If you’ve never had mascarpone before, you’re in for a real treat.
Hopefully, our list of all the mascarpone cheese brands will prove useful to you!
Let’s get to it, shall we?
According to the company, BelGioioso was the first producer of mascarpone cheese in the United States. Since introducing it in 1990, they claim that their cheese has a market share of 70% of the mascarpone marketplace. Currently, BelGioioso offers three styles of mascarpone cheese.
BelGioioso Classic Mascarpone
The classic version of BelGioioso’s mascarpone is the company’s original product and has a lightly sweet flavor and is easily spreadable and ready for use in recipes.
BelGioioso Espresso Mascarpone
This version of mascarpone is premixed with sugar and real coffee, imparting a flavor similar to tiramisu. It’s primarily intended for use in desserts or the company also recommends using it as a spread.
BelGioioso Creama di Mascarpone
The company has trademarked this version of its mascarpone cheese. It’s based on the classic version but with a sweeter flavor and a fluffier consistency. The company recommends its use in desserts.
BelGioioso Mascarpone Cheese Product Claims
- Fresh aged
- Made from pasteurized cow’s milk
- rBST free
BelGioioso Website and Product Locator
- BelGioioso’s Website: https://www.belgioioso.com/Products/Mascarpone
- Find BelGioioso Near You: https://www.belgioioso.com/product-locator
Video Featuring an Overview of BelGioioso Cheese
Di Stefano Mascarpone Cheese
Di Stefano is a southern California based cheese maker that specializes in boutique style, artisan cheeses. The company’s primary product is burrata cheese but they have several other types of fresh cheese as well, including mascarpone.
The company’s founder, Mimmo Bruno, came to California from Italy where he was the first person to make burrata outside of his home country. Not long after arriving in US, he founded Di Stefano Cheese which he named in honor of both his father and his son who share the name Stefano.
Di Stefano Mascarpone Cheese Product Claims
- Fresh aged
- Made from pasteurized cow’s milk
- All natural
- No fillers
Di Stefano Cheese Website
- Di Stefano’s Website: https://distefanocheese.com/products/mascarpone-1lb
Video Interview Featuring Di Stefano Cheese
Galbani Cheese has been making some of the world’s most recognized cheeses since its founding in 1882. Currently, Galbani offers two types of mascarpone cheese which it classifies as part of its Specialty Cheese line.
Galbani Mascarpone (US Domestic)
This version of Galbani’s mascarpone cheese is produced in the United States. The company describes as a rich Italian cream that’s perfect for use in both savory and sweet recipes.
It is available in 8 oz. and 16 oz. containers.
Galbani Mascarpone (Imported Italian)
This version of mascarpone is made by Galbani in the company’s home country of Italy. It is a sightly richer and creamier version of their mascarpone since it’s based on the style of mascarpone typically used in traditional Italian cuisine.
Galbani’s Imported Italian Mascarpone is available in 8.8 oz. and 17.6 oz. containers.
Galbani Website and Product Locator
- Galbani’s Website: https://galbanicheese.com/our-cheeses/specialty-case-cheeses#link-specialty-cheeses-mascarpone
- Find Galbani’s (US Domestic) Near You: https://galbanicheese.com/product-locator/?upc=3882406480
- Find Galbani’s (Imported Italian) Near You: https://galbanicheese.com/product-locator/?upc=3765900016
Video Featuring a Cappucino Cheesecake Recipe Made with Galbani Mascarpone Cheese
Miceli Cheese was founded in 1923 by John Miceli who sold his handmade Italian cheeses in neighborhoods throughout Cleveland, Ohio. He continued working and growing the business until he passed away at the age of 91. Today, his legacy is carried on by his children Carole, Rosemarie, John and Joe Miceli.
Miceli Mascarpone Cheese
Miceli’s Mascarpone is based on a recipe from Italy’s Lombardy region where it’s sometimes referred to as Italian Cream Cheese. The cheese has been a winner of the World Dairy Expo’s Championship Dairy Contest and of the American Cheese Society.
In addition to Italian desserts like tiramisu, the company also recommends using its mascarpone in conjunction with fruits, pastries, desserts or vegetables.
It is available in a 12 oz. or 4.5 pound container.
- Miceli’s Website: http://www.miceli-dairy.com/products.html
Video Featuring a Two-Part Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe Made with Miceli Mascarpone Cheese
Vermont Creamery Mascarpone Cheese was first introduced to the US market in 1991 by its founders – Allison Hooper and Bob Reese.
During her internship at a farm in France, Allison learned how to make cheese as part of her time there. After returning to the United States, she went to work at a dairy lab in Brookfield, Vermont, where they milked goats.
At the same time, Bob was employed by the Department of Agriculture in Vermont and on one occasion was put in charge of organizing a meal that featured only products produced in the state. As it so happened, a chef involved with the event requested fresh goat cheese and Bob hurried to find someone who could do it.
Allison agreed, and the cheese was an enormous success. From that day forward, a business was born.
Vermont Creamery Mascarpone Cheese
The company’s mascarpone cheese is made fresh in Vermont and is sourced from the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery. It was established in 1919 and is highly regarded for the commitment all of its 350 member farms made to offer milk from cows that are raised without antibiotics or growth hormone.
Vermont Creamery’s Mascarpone is a 2-time, second place award winner (2016 & 2017) of the American Cheese Society’s category for mascarpone and also a silver award winner in 2015 of the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.
It is available in an 8 oz. container.
Vermont Creamery Website and Product Locator
- Vermont Creamery’s Website: https://www.vermontcreamery.com/products/culinary-cheese-and-cream/mascarpone/
- Find Vermont Creamery’s Mascarpone Near You: https://www.vermontcreamery.com/product-finder/
Video Featuring a Cheesecake Recipe Made with Vermont Creamery Mascarpone Cheese
Hiya! I’m Kimberly, a contributing writer here at Miss Buttercup. I was born and raised in the UP, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for those who don’t know, the land of beautiful, beach-filled sunny summer days and bone-chilling long winters. Growing up there made me appreciate all the little things about life, especially the way a delicious meal can bring people closer together. I try and put that same feeling into each article I write and I hope it comes across that way!