Mascarpone is a cream cheese native to Italy. It's regarded as a fresh cheese and originally a winter specialty of Lombardy. However, it is currently produced all over Italy. It has a natural sweetness with a milk fat content of around 40% -48%, similar to a firm whipping cream. Also, because it has low sourness and salt content, it is often used in risotto, other savoury dishes and sweets. Due to such characteristics, it is not suitable for eating with crackers or bread alone, but it can be eaten deliciously by combining it with foods such as smoked salmon andprosciutto. In Italy, it is served with fruits and sprinkled with cinnamon. In Japan, it became famous as an ingredients for tiramisu.