What is stracchino cheese?
Stracchino is a fresh, rindless cheese made from whole cow's milk. This delicate cheese has a milky flavor with a pleasant tang and a soft, buttery, tender texture. As a fresh cheese, it's meant to be eaten within a few days or weeks.
How is stracchino cheese made?
Stracchino is made with whole cow's milk. After the curd is separated with rennet, it's broken up into pieces the size of walnuts and poured into cheese molds where it matures for 3 to 4 hours in humid conditions so a rind cannot form on the curd. After the cheese has dried a bit and achieved a perfect balance of acidity, the molds are submerged in a brining solution for a couple of hours to cool down the cheese and let it absorb some salt. The cheese is then aged for up to a week until it is dry enough to package.
What is burrata?
Burrata is another delicate, fresh, Italian cheese made with an outer shell of mozzarella and a creamy interior of mozzarella curd and fresh cream.