Is Burrata boring?
Is Burrata Boring?
The Internet is divided about Burrata
Our Cheese Wheelers/subscribers who discovered ViaVio’s Burrata cheese in their July 23 NZ artisan cheese box, would completely refute the question in this article! From all over New Zealand, Flavio & Flavia’s creamy Burrata has been raved about; how it added ‘qualcosa di speciale’ to platters & dishes, & took them back to holidays in Italy. How lucky are we that we have this outstanding freshly made & hand-crafted artisan cheese made in NZ?
Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. It is typically made from buffalo milk, but cow’s milk can also be used. The outer casing is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains stracciatella, which is a mixture of shredded mozzarella and cream. Burrata has a mild, milky flavor and a soft, creamy texture. It is typically served at room temperature and is often paired with fresh fruit, vegetables, or bread.
Burrata originated in the Puglia region of Italy in the early 20th century. It is believed to have been created by a dairy farmer named Lorenzo Bianchini. Bianchini was trying to find a way to use up the leftover mozzarella curds from his production. He came up with the idea of creating a cheese that would be filled with the curds and cream. Burrata quickly became popular in Puglia and eventually spread to other parts of Italy.
Today, burrata is enjoyed all over the world. It is a popular ingredient in salads, sandwiches, and pizzas. It can also be enjoyed on its own as a light snack or dessert.
If you do need extra inspiration on how to use Burrata, find some great ideas in this Cheese Culture Magazine article here.