Recently I saw an episode of Lidia's Italy where Lidia showcases burrata, a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream. SP went to a local Italian market looking for it last weekend and they special-ordered it for us. This is how it arrived:
... wrapped in leeks. I was really excited to try this cheese after seeing it on Lidia's show, so I served it exactly as she did:
... on top of grilled bread nestled in broccoli rabe sauteed with garlic and a drizzle of olive oil. I couldn't wait to cut into the cheese and see the oozing, creamy center but unfortunately our burrata didn't ooze. In fact, the center was mostly solid. It still had that creamy, buttery flavor, but the "wow" factor was missing.
I served this as a first course before we ate the rollatini. Everyone enjoyed it, but I think I need to find a market that sells it freshly made.