Uniting a few of my favorite flavors into a surprising post-dinner hit is undoubtedly a tiny thrill. I'm sure by now it's no secret how much Mascarpone is adored in these parts. Which today's paring just reinforced. Matched up with Creminelli Bresaola and Dalmatia Sour Cherry Spread, Mascarpone plays quite nicely.
The Mascarpone gives a cushioned, lactic mouth feel to soften the sour edge of the cherry and bring out it's sweetness. While the Bresaola adds a wine like note with its subtle herb and rich bloody/iron tang. Trust me, this simple (and slightly messy) arrangement brings the ol' "sweet and salty" classic flavor combo to a decadent grown-up level.