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Jan 22, 2008 05:24 PM

Where to buy burrata cheese in Baltimore/Washington?

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.

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: Vespa1

      Yes, try Il Scalino. They get fresh mozzarella di bufala so they might also be getting burrata (or they might order it if there is a demand). I suggest calling and asking before you make a trip there.

    2. ...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.

      1. I saw it once at the Italian Store on Lee Highway in Arlington.

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        1. re: Amy B.

          I have gotten it there several times, but they don't always have it. Eat it as soon as you get it. It does not last.

        2. Cheesetique's web site says they carry it ( but call first as their inventory changes daily.

          Wegman's in Fairfax has it too, I think the Bel Gioso brand.

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          1. re: MsDiPesto

            The Bel Gioso burrata is ok, but it's not really all that fresh.

          2. It's on the menu regularly at Dino in Cleveland Park/DC!

            3435 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20008