Recipe of the Week

Strawberries in Wine with Mascarpone Cream

As French chef Mimi Thorisson’s states, “so many strawberries, so little time!” Now is the time to jump on the berry train as our Northshore strawberries are in peak season. Pro-tip: use Country Girl Creamery’s yogurt cheese (strained yogurt) instead of mascarpone cheese. It’s warming up and this refreshing sweet treat will make you fall in love with Louisiana berries all over again.


  • 3/4 – 1 pound strawberries
  • 3/4 cup cream (for whipping)
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone
  • 2 vanilla pods (cut a slit on the entire length and scrape off the beans with the tip of your knife)
  • 2-3 tbsp icing sugar (sifted)


Slice strawberries in half or quarter depending on size. In a large bowl, pour 1 cup red wine and add strawberries. Sprinkle sugar (1/4 cup) and stir. Cover and set aside in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Mix all the ingredients (cream, mascarpone, vanilla beans and sugar) together and whisk for 4-5 minutes until stiff.


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