We are pleased to welcome Domenico Marchitelli to our staff, who comes to us with over 25 years of cheesemaking experience. Domenico was born and raised in Puglia, the region of Italy where burrata had its inception.
This is made exactly as they do in Puglia by stretching curd into mozzarella and filling it with a luscious creamy center to create burrata. The soft buttery center is made from fresh cream and stracciatelli (shreds of mozzarella). When you cut into the burrata, the center oozes out.
It can be cut in half and served in a deep plate, paired with fresh tomatoes, fragrant basil, or peaches and rosemary. Its center can be scooped with a crusty bread and accompanied by a bottle of wine. Try tossing burrata in pasta or serving prosciutto and figs with it; it's truly a versatile delicacy.
We are proud to say that our Burratini took home a prize at the 2013 American Cheese Society Competititon!
Ingredients: Mozzarella (pasteurized whole milk, vinegar, vegetable enzymes), heavy cream, citric acid, packed in a light sea salt bath.