This made-to-order cheese is hand-formed into 8-ounce balls and packaged in water for an extended shelf life. It boasts a richly sweet, milky flavor and a unique soft and silky texture. The name "burrata" means "buttered" in Italian.
The outer appearance of Burrata is resilient, glossy and mildly flavored.
Inside is rich,soft, and creamy, with an almost buttery texture and flavor.
Richly sweet, milk flavor.
Burrata is a very delicate cheese and handling of the product should be limited. Suggest removing the seal from the cup and draining the water. Portion the cheese while still inside the cup. Remove the portions to be eaten and reseal remaining portions. Use within 1-2 days for best flavor. Burrata is usually served fresh at room temperature.
Goes Well With
Pair with roasted peppers, herbs, cured meats, melon, grapes and light wine. Goes well with salad, prosciutto crudo, hard crusted bread, fresh tomato with olive oil and cracked black pepper, or pasta. Cut and serve on endive leaves for a fresh tasting appetizer, or create a caprese sandwich with Burrata, sliced Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Serve with fresh grilled vegetables for an antipasto.
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