A mild-flavored Italian cheese made from a mixture of heavy cream and curds. It has a mozzarella skin and runny center. Originally produced in the Italian region of Apulia, burrata is made from water buffalo or pasteurized cow milk. It takes only eight hours to produce from start to finish, with no aging required.
While often served on its own at room temperature, burrata can also be used to replace mozzarella in an unusual caprese salad.
Jul 17 2008