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Everything you need to know about Burrata cheese

Everything you need to know about Burrata cheese

Emily Shaw

Burrata is a type of cheese produced in the Southern region of Puglia, Italy. It's made using mozzarella, rennet and cream (from cow’s milk). 

Burrata became more widely available in the 1950s. At this point, multiple cheese factories began producing it as a way to use up any leftover mozzarella scraps.

This delicious cheese is known for having an unusual texture. It has a solid outer casing, with a soft and creamy centre. It’s extremely indulgent and a great choice for the warmer months ahead! Cut through the unique, solid casing of the burrata to reveal a soft, creamy inside. 

Burrata literally means buttery in Italian - a clue to the delicious, melt-in-your-mouth centre. 

Burrata starter - Scarpetta pasta meal kits

How is burrata different from mozzarella?

Mozzarella and burrata are both types of soft, Italian cheese. At a quick glance, they look pretty similar. Which is why people often struggle to distinguish between the two. However, they both have unique qualities that set them apart.

Mozzarella is traditionally made from cow’s milk or buffalo milk and has a denser texture. Burrata is made from the outer shell of mozzarella and filled with fresh cream and curds. This gives it that signature soft, creamy texture.

That being said, they are both equally as delicious! 

How to serve Burrata

Burrata is best eaten as fresh as possible to ensure the flavours are strong and authentic. Ideally, it should be eaten at room temperature.

There are all sorts of ways to serve burrata. Traditionally, Italians often enjoy it as part of a salad with fresh tomatoes and olive oil. You could also serve the cheese with pieces of crusty bread, prosciutto and a glass of red wine.

This cheese is also extremely easy to cook with and works well in pasta dishes. Whether that’s accompanied by meat, fish or vegetables.

Burrata at Scarpetta

Burrata is always a hit on our restaurant menus and it's now available to enjoy at home! 

You can shop our new starter, the Burrata and tomato confit. Or go all-in and treat yourself to our Paccheri Burrata and Basil

Burrata pasta meal kit - Scarpetta Pasta

 

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