Monday, January 28, 2008


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.
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  1. Oh my god...that looks beautiful! I cannot WAIT to see if my town's market will order it for us! I come from an all Italian-American town, so they should have it! If not, I'll totally repremand them! haha

  2. Katie - Thanks!

    Liv - Hopefully you can find it. Like I said, I was disappointed that the center wasn't more liquidy, but hopefully you can find a fresher product because of where you live.

  3. I think you and SP need some cows...or at least one so that you can make your own cheeses.

  4. this does look really nice. I have never heard of burrata before. I wonder if claro's has it - I think I need to find out!

  5. longhair - No! That would be bad. We eat enough cheese as it is. :P

    Melissa - I'm sure they do, from what you've said about them. If you find it, let me know!


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