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Burrata

krecreane Feb 18, 2013 02:26 PM

Went to San Francisco this weekend, and my food highlight was Burrata. Geez, I couldn't believe it. It was like trying on an amazingly sensuous, silk robe -- on my tongue! ...and tasty. (Nob Hill Grille)

Where can one get it in Mpls? Has anyone ever made it?

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    Rowdy Feb 19, 2013 05:40 PM

    I notice that Burch has it in a couple of places on their menu, and it can be added to their pizzas.

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      Pwmfan Feb 19, 2013 08:09 AM

      Gioia Cheese Co. (outside of LA) makes a wonderful burrata. Many San Francisco restaurants serve this and it is sold at the Ferry Plaza Market there as well. In the past I have purchased this at Surdyks but, due to the high perishabilty factor, they only had it in summer (tomato season). You might want to give them a call. I liked it better than the Italian imports and the Belgiosio or Trader Joes versions (unfortunately at 2x or more the price, but worth it!).

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        splatgirl Feb 19, 2013 08:31 AM

        Yea, I have had exponentially better burrata than the mass market brands, but it's also exponentially harder to get.

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          shanemio Feb 22, 2013 09:04 AM

          Agreed. Trader Joe's or Wholefoods (who also carries Burrata) is better than nothing...but not in the same league. Love it nonetheless.

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        forgottendreamr Feb 19, 2013 07:52 AM

        I've seen it at Broder's and France 44.

        1. steamer Feb 18, 2013 07:24 PM

          They always have it at Lunds on 50th (oops that's in Edina) I think it is Belgioioso brand. It's awfully good.

          1. The Dairy Queen Feb 18, 2013 05:37 PM

            I've seen it on Scusi's menu.

            ~TDQ

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              docfood Feb 18, 2013 04:57 PM

              ok I give, what is it?

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                ibew292 Feb 18, 2013 05:12 PM

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrata

              2. splatgirl Feb 18, 2013 04:50 PM

                I've gotten it at Byerly's before. Costco usually has it, too.

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                  St3ve Feb 18, 2013 03:56 PM

                  Toast Wine bar on north 1st St in Mpls has some burrata items on their menu.

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                    jaycooke Feb 18, 2013 02:56 PM

                    Surdyk's gets it an imported version and it sells very quickly. It's best to call and reserve a tub. I've also seen it at Whole Foods from time to time.

                    Seward Coop carried (at least in the summer) the Wisconsin-made BelGioioso burrata, for a really good price -- $7/tub if I recall. I haven't checked to see if they've had it the last few months, as I think of it as as summer food.

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                      foreverhungry Feb 18, 2013 02:35 PM

                      Not Minneapolis, but I've gotten it at St. Paul Cheese Shop on Grand Ave. In Minneapolis, Surdyk's is always worth a shot, though I've never purchased burrata there.

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