In the Kitchen

Ask Plated: What Is Burrata?

While it might have been created as a way to salvage mozzarella scraps, burrata cheese is having a culinary moment.

Burrata is a ball of fresh Italian mozzarella cheese that’s filled with rich, thick cream. It begins as pasteurized milk curds that are then submerged in hot whey until they become elastic. Pulled into strips, then kneaded and stretched, the curds get formed into a smooth ball. Originally created as a way to salvage mozzarella scraps, the ball of cheese is left hollow and filled with uncooked curds combined with cream. The soft center continues to age and ferment so the flavor is stronger than that of mozzarella alone.

 Try burrata this week in our Roasted Carrots with Burrata and Bulgur recipe.


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