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Looking for Barrata Cheese

holidayb1 Sep 21, 2007 01:50 PM

While in Europe, I had the pleasure of trying barrata cheese and fell madly in love with it. Now I am trying to find it somewhere in Chicago - or at least a restaurant that serves it. I have tried igourmet, Murray's in New York, Bedford Cheese Shop and The Cheese Stands Alone here in Chicago to no avail. Any ideas? WF said they might carry it around the holidays ... thanks!

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    Amata RE: holidayb1 Sep 21, 2007 01:56 PM

    Do you mean burrata?

    You might try asking at the restaurant Bin 36.

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      patfoodiegirl RE: holidayb1 Sep 21, 2007 01:57 PM

      the name is Burrata but I don't know where you can find it here

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        LabRat RE: holidayb1 Sep 21, 2007 01:58 PM

        There was an article in the July 2007 issue of Chicago Magazine that mentions a few sources for burrata cheese, is that what you are looking for or is barrata a different beast?

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          NDJ RE: holidayb1 Sep 21, 2007 02:00 PM

          Not sure where to buy but Green Zebra currently has it on the menu. Yummy.

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            holidayb1 RE: holidayb1 Sep 21, 2007 02:00 PM

            Oops, sorry I cannot spell properly today - yes, I am referring to burrata...thanks

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              holidayb1 RE: holidayb1 Sep 21, 2007 02:19 PM

              Thanks to LabRat, I found the article in Chicago magazine and found my sources! Provenance Food and Wine carries it (the domestic version)

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                jesteinf RE: holidayb1 Sep 21, 2007 03:09 PM

                I've seen it at Pastoral, but only on occassion. You should probably call first.

                Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
                2945 N Broadway, Chicago, IL

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                  jmeitus RE: holidayb1 Sep 21, 2007 04:25 PM

                  on at least 4-5 times i have been able to find it at fox + obel. its seemingly random when they have it in, but i always ask when i am there. good luck and if they have it in, i recommend grabbing some great heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, great olive oil and make the most wicked salad known to mankind.

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                    oakville80 RE: holidayb1 Sep 21, 2007 06:13 PM

                    I saw it recently at the Gold Coast Whole Foods.

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                      lunchbox RE: oakville80 Sep 26, 2007 04:40 PM

                      WF in Deerfield, too

                    2. philhansen RE: holidayb1 Sep 27, 2007 08:11 AM

                      I saw it on igourmet.com, but it looks like they are currently out of stock, are you sure this isn't a seasonal cheese?

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