- dryrain Mar 20, 2011 10:23 AM
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.
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:-)