Basil Mascarpone Torta
Located in Dallas, Texas, the Mozzarella Company was founded by Paula Lambert in 1982. Paula’s passion for all things Italian was the inspiration for the Company’s creation, although when the company started in the early 80’s, it was somewhat ahead of its time in terms of being able to find a ready market for fresh Italian style mozzarella. However, persistence together with great products really paid off and The Mozzarella Company has grown steadily and expanded over the intervening decades. Today, still under the guidance of Paula, they produce a range of fresh and young, Italian type cheeses, such as the Mascarpone used in this flavored cheese.
To create the Mascarpone Torta, Paula and her team layer their fresh Mascarpone with various fillings--in this case, a basil pesto with toasted pine nuts. Flavorings in other versions of the torta include ancho chiles, sundried tomatoes and pecans with praline.
Basil Pesto Mascarpone Torta has a texture that’s creamy and soft to the touch, with a strong and earthy basil scent. The pesto flavor dominates, with subtle flavors of garlic and pepper detectable, however the mascarpone balances out these stronger flavors quite well, adding a rich, bright creaminess.
Pair this cheese with a Sauvignon Blanc or a vintage Bordeaux.