While Burrata is great tasting year round, NOW is the time it’s best enjoyed with ripe tomatoes and fresh stone fruit. It has a guaranteed “wow factor” and is sure to impress with it’s very silky, smooth texture. The name “burrata” means “buttered” in Italian. Burrata is made by hand-stretching curd into mozzarella and then — while still warm — wrapping the thinly stretched mozzarella around a mixture of fresh cream and stracciatelli (shreds of mozzarella).
Cutting into the cheese releases a creamy flow of luscious mozzarella lava. Silky on the outside and creamy on the inside, Burrata boasts a richly sweet, milky flavor that is sure to please the palate. This made-to-order cheese is hand-formed into 4 oz. or 8 oz. balls and packaged in water for an extended shelf life.
Originally from Puglia in the southern section of Italy, you can now find a few domestic producers as well. Lucky for us, our friends at BelGioioso make one of the best versions you will find anywhere.