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Jan 26, 2008 06:20 AM

Burrata in Brooklyn?

Where can I buy fresh burrata in Brooklyn? I live in Carroll Gardens and I have a hopeful suspicion that it is available nearby. Any help is appreciated!

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  1. i'd double check but i'm pretty sure it's available at russo's on 7th ave in PS.

      1. re: savoryhash

        Fairway in Red Hook, Blue Apron on Union between 7 and 8, Bierkraft on 5th and Berkley. I would say that Fairway has the best prices for Burratta and probably also has the freshest because it does fairly high volumes of the stuff. You could also try A&S Pork Store on 5th Ave.

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          Second vote for Caputo's on Court Street, between 3rd and 4th. They have a sign up advertising their burrata almost all the time. All of their cheese products are fantastic, although I have yet to try their burrata.

      2. Wow - you guys are fast. I ran over to Caputo, and they did have it. Apparently they sometimes have it with truffles, as well. I also picked up some san marzanos and bread and parmesan. I may go back tomorrow because I passed some delicious items on the way out. Mmmm.

        1. They often have it at Stinky cheese shop too. YUM!

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          1. re: mandmbklyn

            I was totally unfamiliar with burrata. But I just watched Lidia B showing it being made and preparing a dish with it and I can't believe how good it looks and I can't believe that it is available locally. Man, save one for me.

            1. re: JonL

              It's pretty amazing--make sure you have a group of people to eat it with, though! It's too much for one or two people. It's on murray's cheese Ten Cheeses to Eat Before You Die list.

              1. re: mandmbklyn

                Ive never been able to decide whether I like burrata yet - mot convinced I have ever had a truly fresh specimen, either here or in Italy. Thats a huge problem with such a delicate, perishable cheese. I got a burrata sample at Di Palo (in Manhattan) a couple of weeks ago - it just wasnt thrilling. You might try there, however. Good luck to you!

                1. re: jen kalb

                  I had it many times over the holidays this year while on vacation in California; it was everywhere! I loved it, and I can't wait try it in Brooklyn. I have to follow my own advice and pick some up at Caputo's the next time I go.

                  1. re: jen kalb

                    I'd go to Murray's if you want to be certain you're getting a fresh one. And a fresh one is pretty amazing--so oozy, gooey, and fresh-tasting, it really feels sinful.

            2. Burrata absolutely lives up to the hype.I sat on a bench in Bologna with a plastic knife, no napkins, a stick of bread and hungry as f&*k and tore into that baby while all the juices ran down my face. Halfway thru it, I thought I was going to vomit, but in a good way. When I first had it in Italy 2 years ago, I didn't know what I was eating, I thought it was just the most delicious ball of mozzarella I had ever eaten. I finally realized it was called Burrata and I started my quest to find some in the city. Not until recently (prob. the last 8-12 months) have I finally seen it creeping up all over... nothing like trendy food. I know that Bedford Cheese shop sometimes has it. Murrays only sometimes has it and Union Market does too. I asked the cheese guy there when the shipment came in and I was told on Wednesdays. REMEMBER - DO NOT EAT BURRATA PAST 2 or 3 DAYS AFTER IT"S BEEN MADE. It really is best eaten fresh. If it looks a bit older or too soggy or not milky white, just don't bother spending the $$ on it. Ask when the shipment will be in and be there to pick it up and eat it that moment/day. You'll be in for a real, rich, delicious treat. Enjoy! Amy @