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Jul 13, 2006 05:50 PM

Burrata cheese

I'm looking to make a recipe this weekend that calls for burrata cheese. I've never seen or heard of burrata cheese before.

Has anyone purchased or seen this type of cheese in San Francisco?

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    1. re: Chubby

      And rightfully so -- it's quite delicious.

    2. It's a very fresh cheese -- I saw it recently at Cowgirl Creamery in the Ferry Building.

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        Great, I can go pick some up there. Thank you!

      2. Call A. G. Ferrari...sometimes it's available...many locations in SF.

        1. Substitute fresh mozzarella.

          You can get burrata at Cowgirl Creamery, until they sell out, but there's no reason to spend big bucks on burrata unless you're going to eat it plain.

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            I do plan to eat it "plain" with heirloom tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and S&P using Suzanne Goin's recipe from "Sunday Suppers at Lucques." So it seems I should get the real cheese to experience it, as I'm assuming it must have a unique taste or else it would just be a regular caprese type salad.

            To bring it back to San Francisco, sounds like I should call Cowgirl Creamery to see if they have it in stock if they sell out.

            1. re: celeste

              Whoever you choose, ask when it was ordered. I know A.G. Ferrari thinks the burrata keeps just fine for up to a week. Fresher is better. I'd ask at Cowgirl when they recieved the current shipment. A16 gets it flown in daily from my understanding. Even though it is a restaurant maybe they would allow you to buy some cheese alone if you ask.

              1. re: celeste

                It has to be super-fresh. Find out what day the delivery comes in and eat it that day. Or try it first at A16 so you have a standard to judge by.

                It's not a unique taste, just a very superior fior di latte in both flavor and texture. When I lived in a small town outside of Rome the only fior di latte I had that was as good as Gioia's would come in on the morning train from Naples a few days a week and sell out in an hour or two.

            2. in LA, you can find it at Whole Foods and most cheese shops. I'd check out WF up there to see if they have it. It's addicting!!! I've not been able to go back to regular mozzarella since trying it last year. Little bit of peppery Tuscan olive oil, fresh basil, and a juicy tomato--food of the Gods!! Seriously, I could just eat that for the rest of my days...