Where to buy burrata cheese in Baltimore/Washington?
- bawlmeroryuls Jan 22, 2008 05:24 PM
I had burrata cheese in Florence last year and have been obsessed with it ever since. Does anyone know where you can buy it locally? I live in Baltimore, but have cheese, will travel.
You're much more likely to find it in D.C. (or Philly) than in Baltimore. Either way it will probably involve placing a special order and a considerable wait. In Baltimore you should try il Scalino on High Street in Little Italy. They take regular trips to NYC to pick up bread and might be able to get Burrata as well. Make sure you tell them you want it on Monday afternoon. Fresh cheeses like Burrata and Mozzarella air ship from Italy on Sunday night and arrive in NY Monday morning.
DiBruno Brothers in Philly makes Burrata in house but I haven't the chance to try it. In D.C. you should try Cowgirl Creamery.
Also keep in mind that the Burrata you fell in love with in Italy was probably made that day. The freshest Italian Burrata in the U.S. wil be at least 2 days old by the time it reaches you.
...I'm pretty sure they sell it at the Italian market in bethesda - the name escapes me (cornucopia?). i think the article in the Post about them said they made it in house.
It's on the menu regularly at Dino in Cleveland Park/DC!
3435 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20008
I had never heard of this cheese, so I just looked it up. Has anyone tried to make it? I've made mozzarella a few times now and it's pretty easy (and totally delicious), doesn't seem like it would be too much harder to make burrata.
Burrata is wonderful. A couple of months ago I bought some at Graul's in Cockeysville. They have it every friday, I was told, and it sells out fast. It was not very good, stale and boring. I gather from talking with various people that Alitalia brings in a shipment on Thursdays, and it is then distributed thru the mid-Atlantic area. I don't know if the graul's disappointment was just an off shipment or what, but I have not been back (it's also way out of my way). Please let me know if you have a different experience