Like anything wickedly delicious, there is no real substitute for mascarpone. But we have come across Tiramisù recipes that give you three substitution options:

  • Use the "freshest, best-quality" cream cheese you can find
  • Mix equal amounts of cream cheese and sour cream
  • Mix 1/2 pound of ricotta cheese with 1 cup of heavy cream in a food processor until it forms a homogeneous cream (this substitutes for about 1 pound of mascarpone)

Why not have a Tiramisù party and see which alternative you like best?