Heavenly, creamy, delicate Burrata is the soft fresh Italian cheese that dreams are made of, and once tried, will leave you with little doubt as to why it is crowned the queen of Italian cheeses. Burrata, meaning “buttery” in Italian is made from a mix of mozzarella and cream. The outside thin shell is a pasta filata curd made of cow’s milk mozzarella while the insides contain a soft, doughy, stringy, mixture of curd and fresh cream. When Burrata is sliced open, a spurt of thickened cream flows out. The cheese has a rich, buttery flavor and retains its fresh milkiness. It is best when eaten within 24 hours and is considered past its prime after 48 hours.
Thanks to its flavor and differing textures inside and outside, Burrata goes well with salad, prosciutto crudo, crusty bread, fresh tomatoes with olive oil, cracked black pepper, or pasta.