The 411 on Burrata

Have you heard about Burrata cheese? If so, you may be wondering what it is and how you eat it. If you haven’t heard of Burrata, that’s okay too! Either way, we’re here to give you the 411 on this semi-soft cheese and answer any questions you may have about it. For starters, Burrata is a fresh cheese that originated in Puglia, Italy. Keep reading as we bite into the details!

To really understand Burrata, you need to learn about Stracciatella – another fresh cheese from Puglia. Stracciatella means “strips” because it is actually a cheese made from strips of cheese leftover from mozzarella making. These leftover strips are combined with fresh cream to create fresh cheese – stracciatella!

So, What About Burrata?
Burrata cheese is made by taking a ball of mozzarella and pulling it flat. The flattened cheese is used as an “envelope” which is stuffed with stracciatella. Talk about cheesy heaven. You seal the cheese by folding it together and dip it into hot water. Then, you conserve it in cold water.

How It's Served
Burrata cheese is best when served fresh, but it’s good either way! However, it should be left to rest for about an hour outside of the refrigerator before being served. Burrata tastes incredible when served with sun-dried tomatoes, due to the contrast each ingredient provides. At NoJa, you will find Burrata cheese used in different dishes- we especially love adding it to our salads. Take note of this semi-soft cheese that is similar to mozzarella but is stuffed and mixed with cream.

If you are a cheese lover, Burrata should be on your list of must-tries!

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