Burrata

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Originating from Apulia, Italy, in the 1920s, burrata transforms mozzarella with cream into a buttery delight. This innovation involves mixing stretched curds with cream, encased in a mozzarella pouch. Upon slicing, its creamy heart is revealed, offering a luxurious taste.

Made from cow's milk, burrata's rich content demands swift enjoyment, ideally within 48 hours. It traditionally comes wrapped in asphodel leaves, though now often in plastic, signaling freshness.

Burrata gained fame in the U.S. in the 1990s, enriching dishes with its creamy, milky flavor. It pairs well with everything from salads to pizzas, enhancing meals with its soft, indulgent texture.

Protected in Italy by PGI status, burrata's tradition is safeguarded, yet it's also celebrated in the U.S., where artisans keep its legacy alive. Burrata remains a culinary treasure, blending simplicity with decadent flavor.

Important Facts

Country of Origin Italy
Specific Origin Andria, Apulia
Milk Type Cow's Milk
Milk Treatment Fresh, Raw
Fat Content 60% fat in dry matter
Rind Thin
Texture Soft, creamy
Flavor Mild, lactic
Forms Pouch-shaped, wrapped
Age Within 48 hours
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