Mascarpone and Speck Alto Adige PGI Mousse with Rosemary Biscuits


Course: starter
Style: modern
Level of difficulty: easy 
Preparation time: 45 min.
Created by: Stefano Cavada


  Mousse al mascarpone e Speck Alto Adige IGP con frollini al rosmarino

for the mousse

250 g mascarpone
100 g finely diced Speck Alto Adige PGI
1 tsp. horseradish
Chopped chives

for the savoury biscuits

250 g spelt flour
120 g chilled, cubed butter
120 g grated parmesan
1 egg yolk
2 tsps. dried rosemary
Ground pepper



Place the spelt flour, chilled cubed butter, parmesan, egg yolk, rosemary, salt and pepper in a food processor with blade attachment and pulse until crumbly. Transfer to a work surface and knead to a smooth pastry.

Roll out the pastry to a thickness of approx. 4 mm, adding a little flour to keep from sticking. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter, place the biscuits on a baking-paper lined tray and bake in a preheated oven (180°C static/160°C fan) for 10-12 minutes or until the biscuits have browned slightly around the edges. When cooked, leave to cool for 5 minutes on the tray and then transfer to a wire rack to complete cooling.

To make the mousse, whip the mascarpone with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Add the diced Speck Alto Adige PGI, horseradish and chives and continue to whip. Transfer the mousse to a bowl and serve with the rosemary biscuits.



Ready to try something new?

See more Speck recipes ...

Salad of cabbage with Speck Alto Adige and Schüttelbrot croutons

Krautsalat-in-the-jar: salad of white and red cabbage with Speck and schüttelbrot croutons

For lovers of South Tyrol - a salad served in the jar!

Spätzle noodles with Speck Alto Adige PGI and cheese sauce

Spätzle noodles with Speck Alto Adige PGI and cheese sauce

Traditional Spätzle noodles with succulent Speck Alto Adige PGI, local cheese and a hint of rosemary for that very special taste.

Rye crackers with Speck Alto Adige PGI and chia seeds

Rye crackers with Speck and chia seeds

Nothing beats homemade treats – and these light crackers with Speck Alto Adige are a healthy alternative snack!

Speck Alto Adige PGI with rocket and grana cheese

Speck with rucola and grana cheese

A light starter you’ll love and so will your guests!

Fried char wrapped in Speck Alto Adige PGI

Fried char wrapped in speck

For once, you can serve char somewhat differently – but have you ever tried this fish wrapped in Speck Alto Adige?

Grilled melons with Speck Alto Adige PGI and rocket pesto

Grilled melons with Speck Alto Adige PGI and rocket pesto

Looking for inspiration? Add a dash of fruit to the grill and try our tip for hot summer days.

Spelt and rye focaccia with onion and Speck Alto Adige PGI

Spelt and rye focaccia with rosemary, thyme, fleur de sel, onion and Speck

A riot of scents and aromas for this focaccia with herbs and Speck Alto Adige.

Fig salad with Speck Alto Adige, hard cheese and balsamic glaze

Fig salad with Speck, hard cheese and balsamic glaze

Figs meet Speck – the aromas of the fruit and the spicy flavour of the Speck Alto Adige combine to produce a special salad.

Spaghetti with Speck Alto Adige

Spaghetti with speck

Much more than just a pasta recipe: Savour a “Schüttelbrot (crispy bread) cream” instead of the typical tomato sauce.

Bruschetta with ricotta, Speck Alto Adige PGI and fig jam

Bruschetta with ricotta, Speck and fig jam

Crispy finger food: this fresh take on bruschetta will be a hit at any party.