I was recently introduced to a cheese that I pretty much fell in love with. Yes, it is Italian, go figure.
We enjoyed this perfect late summer snack of juicy heirloom tomatoes and Burrata cheese served on fresh bread. Simple and amazing.
The occasion was a send off of sorts for our dear friend Shannon of Grape Hops who just left for a six week adventure in Italy. Shannon is an amazing and ambitious woman with an incurable passion for travel, food and good wine. Not only did she introduce me to this amazing Italian cheese, but she also introduced me to my husband!
Burrata cheese is an Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it a soft texture. It should be served fresh, it is particularly perishable, and is best at room temperature.
I found this article to be a good source of information in The Wine News Magazine. It also includes some recipes that I know I will try.
Thanks again Shannon, may your travels be safe and abundant of tasty adventures!