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zebcook Dec 7, 2007 06:10 PM

I'm throwing two parties this weekend and the thread of Taggia and their burrata got me craving some to serve. Is there any place in Phx area to get some?

  1. silverbear Feb 12, 2010 03:47 PM

    Funny that this thread has been bumped. Burrata is now thoroughly mainstream. I see it every week at Trader Joe's, although I haven't tried theirs yet.

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    1. re: silverbear
      Rubee Feb 12, 2010 04:10 PM

      Good point - burrata is not so rare now. I've tried TJ's - not bad, but not really what I think of as a true burrata - texture and flavor is different and the 'skin' is too thick. However, to me it tastes like a very creamy mozzarella, which is not a bad thing. And the price is right!

      We used to live in walking distance of the North End (Boston's Little Italy), and would buy it from an Italian grocer - Salumeria Italiana - that had it shipped in every Thursday from Italy. I'd put an order to set some aside for me because it would sell out almost immediately (it's very perishable and should be consumed within 1-2 days). So fresh and creamy. Really fantastic. Does anybody know if any of the places mentioned import?

      Chef Claudio Urciuoli makes burrata at Prado and it's delicious; I believe that when this thread was originally posted, that's who was making it at Taggia?. Humble Pie's burrata appetizer is good too. I've also heard that there's a California brand - Gioia - that is supposed to be an excellent domestic burrata, but haven't tried it yet. I wonder if that's what Oakville Grocery carries. Hmmm...may have to do some burrata research!

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      Humble Pie
      6149 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

      Humble Pie
      21050 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

      Prado
      4949 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

      1. re: Rubee
        hohokam Feb 12, 2010 04:17 PM

        I've never tried the TJ's burrata, but I've heard the same thing from other people I trust in such matters: not bad, but not exactly like the real thing either.

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          azhotdish Feb 12, 2010 04:21 PM

          My comment back from 2/08, above, about ordering burrata from AJs...the burrata I received was Gioia, which you mentioned. It was quite good. Since cheese curds are very accessible all over town these days, it could be a fun weekend project to make some...

      2. Rubee Feb 12, 2010 03:06 PM

        Adding a new source - Oakville Grocery (Scottsdale Quarter) has buratta.

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        Oakville Grocery
        15015 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

        1. azhotdish Feb 7, 2008 09:06 AM

          I have ordered a pound more burrata than I needed for Valentine's day from AJ's @ 44th / Camelback - it's $15.99 and coming in next Thurs morning (2/14). If anyone needs any, hit me offline (my email is on my profile page temporarily).

          1. StuCazzo Dec 11, 2007 06:42 AM

            For Burrata, try:

            Romanelli's Deli & Bakery
            3437 W Dunlap Ave # A
            Phoenix, AZ 85051
            (602) 249-9030

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              ClaireWalter Dec 11, 2007 09:16 AM

              Interesting thread. I'm not in Phoenix but was noticing burrata on some top Denver/Boulder restaurant menus, so that I even wrote a blog post about it.

            2. arizonagirl Dec 8, 2007 05:44 PM

              You can purchase a whole Burrat a from Taggia. It's $25 and will serve 5. Aj's on Central and Camelback will order it for you

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                zebcook Dec 10, 2007 02:27 PM

                Thanks! Wasn't able to make it for our party, but might make a nice Christmas treat for the wife and I.

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