Where can I get Burrata?
- Fred Jan 20, 2001 04:52 PM
I finally had the chance to go to Campanile when I was back in LA and tried the burrata with grilled escarole per Pepper's advice. My goodness it was amazing...almost brought tears to my eyes.
Anyways, I can't find the stuff here in NYC and I've been wandering all over the place. Any ideas? Thanks.
This deliciously creamy cheese is a specialty of Southern Italy, especially the regions of Apulia, Campania, and Basilicata. Traditionally made from buffalo's milk, today most burrata is made from cows' milk. Basically a fresh mozzarella whose soft center is a combination of cream and finely chopped mozzarella curds, burrata is highly perishable, given its creamy center, and lasts only a few days in the refrigerator. When you bite or cut into burrata, the cream oozes out irresistibly. Burrata is wonderful paired with fresh tomatoes, fragrant basil, and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Its name derives from its buttery center: burro means butter in Italian
-From Cucina Italiana Online
Wed. times had a small story on this. It's described as a sheet of fresh buffalo mozzarella wrapped up and tied like a beggars purse around a creamy center of softer mozzarella floating in cream.
(kinda rich,huh ) listed a midtown place called San Pietro as importing it. 18 East 54th Street 212-753-9015 250 grams =$10 should feed two, they mention (and I would assume so) that it's not as good as fresh.