What is burrata cheese?
Burrata is a soft cow's milk cheese that's formed into a plump ball. It has an outer shell of mozzarella, while the inside is filled with fresh curd and rich, thick cream.
What is burrata cheese's flavor?
Burrata cheese has a rich, milky, buttery flavor, with a texture that combines a delicate, creamy interior with a soft, fresh exterior.
What is the burrata cheese-making process?
Burrata starts out much like mozzarella. Rennet is used to curdle the milk (microbial rennet can be used for a truly vegetarian burrata). Then the curd is submerged in hot whey or salted water. It's then kneaded, stretched, and twisted to create the stringy texture of mozzarella. To create burrata, the stretched curd is formed into pouches and filled with the fresh curds and whole cream that give burrata its classic creamy center.
What is the best way to store burrata cheese?
You can store fresh burrata for a day in the refrigerator for a day or so, but it won't keep well after that. Ideally, once you've cut into a ball of burrata, it's best to finish the entire thing immediately.
What is burrata vs. mozzarella?
Burrata and mozzarella are similar – the outer shell of a ball of burrata is made of mozzarella cheese. But burrata has a creamy interior made of fresh mozzarella curd and cream.