Comfort Food: Burrata

Friend and regular reader Phyllis, a marvelous cook, wondered about the pic I posted of grilled peaches, pesto, and burrata — the latter unfamiliar to her. Here’s the description from Wikipedia:

Burrata is a fresh Italian buffalo milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains stracciatella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. Wikipedia

Dishes served with burrata are very common in Seattle, and not just in Italian restaurants. The soft cheese is delicious, and it was the perfect thing to accompany the grilled peaches and mint pesto. You could theoretically use mozzarella with this dish, but burrata is spreadable with a knife. Sourdough bread with a spread of burrata, a slice of grilled peach and a dab of pesto was a taste just this side of heaven.

2 thoughts on “Comfort Food: Burrata

  1. Thanks for the info! People we know in western North Carolina have a herd of water buffalo and are making cheeses. I’ll have to see if they know about this. Sounds wonderful, especially with the combination of food items you had.

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