Tiramisu is probably the country’s most beloved after-dinner dessert. This no-bake parfait features
alternating layers of soft, sweetened mascarpone cheese and coffee-soaked ladyfingers. Despite its
elemental feel (coffee, cream cheese, old cookies). It may be simple to make but not all tiramisu is
created equal. A good tiramisu features only the highest quality coffee and mascarpone. Cream and egg
whites are sometimes added to the mascarpone to give it a lighter texture, and a variety of cookies and
cakes can be substituted for the traditional lady fingers. Unless your Italian is particularly strong you will
probably struggle to enquire about these things in a restaurant, so the often the only option is to simply
order one and see if it’s to your liking.