Does anyone know where I can find burrata in Montreal? I've checked out a couple of places but so far my search has been fruitless, or cheeseless rather. I'm really interested in trying this cheese so if anyone has any helpful as to where I could find some that would be just swell.
Fromagerie Hamel at Jean Talon Market sometimes has it. The other Hamel outlets may too. www.fromageriehamel.com
La Baie des Fromages on Jean-Talon East near Fabre also stocks it from time to time. www.baiedesfromages.com
Irregular supply and short shelf-life mean that before making a special trip you should call ahead to check that it's in stock.
I saw it once at Hamel at JTM, but have not seen it since, and I have been in fairly regularly (about once a week). I saw it in the last 6-8 months. You may have to put in a special order, as it is rare as hen's teeth. I too would like to try it, and I am kicking myself for not buying it when I saw it.
I believe Hamel has it more frequently than once or twice a year, though I've not asked. The problem is the shelf-life, about 48 hours, so when they or anyone else gets it, it doesn't hang around. If I understood the clerk at La Baie des Fromages correctly (very heavily Italian-accented French...), they have an *arrivage* about once every fortnight.
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