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Mar 20, 2011 10:23 AM

Burrata Cheese

I read a lot about this recently does it really live up to the hype? Is it just another fashionable foodie item that will be replaced by something else in 6 months time.

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  1. Burrata is my absolute favorite cheese so I sure hope it is not just a passing fad. What's not to love? It's a fresh mozzarella filled with buttery-like creamy curds. The problem is that the imported burratas are expensive - $25 or more for two baseball size balls. There is a U.S.-made burrata by BelGioioso that is pretty tasty and, for a much more reasonable price. I get it at Fairway here on Long Island for about $6 - 7 per burrata. Costco used to carry it but I have not seen it there for the last six months. IIRC it was around $6 or $7 for a large container containing 3 or 4 burratas. I think Whole Foods might carry them as well. The best is when you can find it freshly made in a nice restaurant. But be warned, once you taste it it is very hard to stop:-)

    1. I agree with EM23; get fresh, if you can. I didn't used to like it (Whole Foods' was gross) until I had it locally made (Fiore de Nonno, for those in the Boston USA area). Granted it had a fig puree in the filling, which made it extra flavorful, but the textures were better too.

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      1. re: quirkydeb

        Some burrata is really terrible - some is great - so spend the extra to get it from a reputable place at least at first, that way you will be able to judge based on the best.