Why does my mascarpone taste weird?
November 17, 2009 4:08 PM Subscribe
Why does my mascarpone taste like alcohol and mushrooms? Is it supposed to taste like that?
posted by snailparade to food & drink (6 answers total)
I don't buy cheese often, and when I do, I'm usually a harvarti or brie kind of person. But tonight I was at a little Italian grocer and decided to try something new. I picked up a package labelled "Torta Mascarpone". When I opened it, it smelled strongly like alcohol. It tastes like alcohol and mushrooms. Not too enticing...
From what little I could find on google, it looks like I've accidentally bought a mascarpone that has a blue cheese mixed in, so that could explain the ick factor. But I've also read that both kinds of cheese go bad fast. Could the alcohol taste mean that it's gone past its prime?
Anyone had this kind of cheese before? Is it supposed to taste like this?