Saturday, May 2, 2009

At Last...

As I said in one of my recent posts, I have been searching fervently for Burrata cheese for nearly 2 years now, and I finally found it at Tastings Gourmet Market in Annapolis. It was beautiful...

If you love fresh mozzarella you must try its cousin Burrata. Burrata, like many Italian foods, is a regional specialty, in this case from Puglia.

Basically burata is strands of fresh cow's milk cheese created with some of the leftovers from mozzarella cheese making. The cheese itself is like a tiny ball of cream and stracciatella (the long thin strands), incased in pouch of actual mozzarella.

The flavor is slightly acidic like any fresh milk, and the texture is delightfully creamy, and nearly melts in your mouth. The fresher it is the more curd-like the texture.

In my opinion the cheese needs no accompaniments, but if you must be sure to use only the freshest ingredients.

If you want more info on Burrata check out these sites:
Sex and the Kitchen


Anna said...

I thought that was a rose when I first saw the picture! It is beautiful and sound delicious - I love fresh mozzarella!

oranjeflamingo said...

This is one of my absolute favorite cheeses! I had it the first time when in Bologna visiting my boyfriend's family. I couldn't get enough of the stuff. Fortunately, it's a little easier to find here in the Netherlands than it was in the U.S.