Cheese-my favorite thing in the world

12Jan07

Burrata means buttery in Italian. It’s mozzarella cheese and cream rolled into a ball of deliciousness. The outer shell is solid mozzarella while the inside has both mozzarella and cream, giving it a soft texture. I’m a self-declared Burrata expert considering I went through about 5 packages a day making pizzas for a living (burrata pizzas=a.mazing.). Traditionally, burrata is made from the milk of a water buffalo. But American mozzarella is usually made from cow’s milk. Buffalo milk was initially used because it doesn’t have the yellow pigment carotene. But apparently we found a way to take that out. Burrata should be eaten fresh and within 48 hours. Or else it starts smelling like sour buffalo milk.

Fun times.
It tastes similar to mozzarella but its much much smoother in texture. Once you tear open the outer shell, you can see that the blend of cheese and cream produces a very goopy blob.
Sometimes burrata is packaged in leaves which is how the Italians did/do/done it. The greenness of the leaves indicated the freshness of the cheese.

It’s not very appetizing looking.. But I swear its yummy.

The Recipe:
Burrata cheese can be used pretty much how you would use mozzarella.

My friend Matt serves them over a salad of shaved fennel and celery tossed in a little bit of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and peppa. Top it off with some cracked peppa and a simple and refined first course is served. It’s really good and your guests will think you just “threw something together.”

The Restaurant:
You can get a burrata pizza at the NineThirty Restaurant at the W hotel.

Cube
A gourmet foods store that was awarded as the cheesiest place by Los Angeles Magazine’s Restaurant Awards Issue. (definitely going there to eat cheese for lunch). Love it!

Cube
615 N. La Brea Ave., LA
323-939-1148

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