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Food for Thought: Burrata Cheese

Food for Thought: Burrata Cheese

Food for Thought: Burrata Cheese

Summer begs for lighter, fresher meals that donât weigh you down. Weâve been loving the addition of burrata to some of our dishes for this reason. However, many people arenâ familiar with the little slice of heaven known as burrata. Weâre here to explain to you this amazing ingredient!

What is Burrata?


Burrata is a fresh, semi-soft Italian cheese. It consists of a mozzarella casing filled with thick cream. Literally translating to butter, burrata has a creamy texture and rich-yet-mild flavor that pairs perfectly with most summer vegetables.

Whats the difference between Burrata and Mozzarella?


Burrata and mozzarella are both semi-soft Italian cheeses, and burrata is made using mozzarella but la burrata is definitely a very special type of cheese on its own! To make burrata, fresh mozzarella is formed into a hollow pouch and then filled with soft curd and fresh cream. It is not as dense or tangy as mozzarella cheese.

 

Use It at Home


Burrata is a show-stopper and can give many dishes that extra oomph! We recommend pairing the fresh cheese with heirloom tomatoes and balsamic vinegar for a summer salad that is beautiful AND delicious.


Tomato Burrata Salad

If you thought you couldt make a salad on a grill, you thought wrong! Our Tomato Burrata Salad is a simple yet flavorful dish for any occasion, but we suggest making it during summer when tomatoes are in season.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Preparation: 15 mins
Time of Cooking: 10 mins
Doses for: 4 people
Cost : $/$$/$$$

INGREDIENTES:

  • 2-4 Heirloom Tomatoes, or your favorite tomatoes, chopped into wedges
  • 3-4 Burrata balls
  • Half a Bottle of Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Basil, for garnish

PREPARATION:

  1. Chop up your heirloom tomatoes into wedges and arrange them on a plate in a circle. Meanwhile, reduce half a bottle of balsamic vinegar in a pot on high heat on the grill.
  2. Cut up crusty bread like Ciabatta or sourdough into slices. Crush some cloves of garlic and rub the bread with the garlic to give it a nice aroma. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt & pepper before putting on the grill. Grill it until it chars.
  3. Check your balsamic reduction. When it tastes sweet and coats the back of a spoon after stirring, take it off of the heat.
  4. Chop leaves of fresh basil for garnish. Place 3-4 Burrata balls in the center of your tomato plate, and season with olive oil, salt,and pepper. Add the balsamic reduction and chopped basil leaves for garnish. Top grilled bread with tomatoes and Burrata and voilà !

 

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