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Burrata Crostini with Roasted Tomatoes

Burrata Crostini with Roasted Tomatoes

I was at the cheese shop waiting in line when something green under the glass caught my attention. I looked closer and saw that the package was labeled burrata! I immediately remembered that this was the cheese that I had been looking for! I remembered reading about burrata on Proud Italian Cook and thinking that I would have to keep an eye out for it. Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese that is made with mozzarella and cream where the cream is on the inside of a ball of mozzarella. I asked for some burrata right away and I was asked if I wanted Italian imported of local Canadian. Since I already had a bunch of cheese in my hands I went for the local which was the cheaper of the two. I decided to keep it simple and served it on some crostini with a roasted tomato and fresh basil. The burrata was really good! It was nice and soft and super creamy on the inside. It had a really subtle flavour which I found quite enjoyable. When served in the crostini the flavour of the burrata was overshadowed by the rest of the flavours but the texture really shone through as a winner. I will be getting this cheese again.

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71 comments:

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I love Burrata Kevin! I didn't know you had local ones from Canada, but I'm happy you can enjoy it anytime. Burrata is so god that eating it simple is really the best way I think, so the crostini are a great idea!

Martha said...

I've never heard of it but now I'll have to look for some next time I go to the city -- sounds yummy --

Martha

Esi said...

I love burrata!! Plus, I have been roasting tomatoes every weekend. I have to try this soon!

Natashya said...

I haven't tried this cheese, it sounds great. We just had real mozza bufalo this summer at the St. Lawrence Market. Before that I had only had supermarket kinds -what a difference. We are just outside of the city but it is worth the trip in for good cheese!
Your photos are beautiful.

Amber said...

I have heard of this but have not seen it, but hell, I live in the middle of chicken and dairies and farms and rednecks. So velveeta sort of rules around here. Now I have a search and a road trip evidently. The photo looks tempting.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

I have never heard of this before but you better believe that on my next outing to Whole Foods I will be asking for them to direct me straight to it!! Thanks :)

Lisa said...

I never had Burrata but it sounds incredible.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, I LOVE Burrata! Those crostini look extremely good! A refined way of serving that fabulous cheese...

Cheers,

Rosa

VeggieGirl said...

So elegant!

Daziano said...

Burrata is one of my favs!

Cheryl said...

I love cheese of all kinds, but have never seen this one. I shall keep an eye out for it!

maybelle's mom said...

Local canadian burrata? from where?

Carolyn Jung said...

Oh my gawd, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE burrata. I mean, who wouldn't when you have creamy mozzarella with MORE cream in the center. Burrata would definitely have to be part of my last meal on Earth.

Helene said...

Kevin, with all the yymmy food that you make you should do a blogger party at your place.

Steph said...

I've never had burrata before, but it sounds delicious!

Manggy said...

Gosh, what a lucky find, Kevin!! :)

Kalyn said...

Looks delicious! I've been wanting to try it too.

Robin Sue said...

Ugh you are so lucky- my Whole Foods does not carry this cheese, which I hear is the one place I could get it here in VA. But I have one more place up my sleeve. Wish me luck!!

doggybloggy said...

pretty

Bobby said...

Your crostini looks fantastic! The burrata cheese sounds delicious. Unfortunatly, I don't think I will ever be able to find it around here :(

noble pig said...

I love, love Burrata too, great flavor.

Heather said...

yum! that looks great! i love burrata. i love the fact that you roasted the tomatoes for the crostini. they look beautiful and i'm sure they tasted great!!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Mmmmmm Kevin, I'm so jealous, I want a bite of that right now!! I'm so glad you found some and liked it! My Whole Foods will be carring it again for all the upcoming holidays. YAY!!!!!
Thanks for the link Kevin!

nicole said...

How can something so simple look so darn good? Cheese and tomatoes sign me up for a taste test.

mikky said...

oh my... those are just perfect crostini... never had burrata before, but i'll just have to make sure to look out for them... :)

Marie said...

I've not seen Burrata here Kevin, but you have definitely got my taste buds tingling. I shall have to hunt some out now! I bet I could get it at the Borrough Market

Amy said...

I've never heard of burrata before but it looks good! I love cheese!

katie said...

I can never remember the names of the different cheeses I want to try when I get to the cheese shop. EVerything suddenly looks and sounds the same as though I've never had cheese before. I usually have to have the cheesemongerer pick things out for me.

daphne said...

Oh Kelvin, thank you for introducing new cheeses. I love cheese and that is one that I"m going to look out for.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

The first time I tasted burrata was about 10 years ago, at the home of friends in Padua, Italy. I came running back to Boston and went to every market and cheese shop in the North End, asking if they had it. Turned out that burrata could not be imported into the US, and there were no makers here. That was then, and this is now, and I'm so glad we can get wonderful burrata made right here at home.

Dana McCauley said...

Although it isn't wrapped in a lovely green leaf, there is a Canadian made burrata now available that is quite good. It's Santa Lucia brand and it is sold at Longos in Ontario and other grocery stores across the country.

Passionate About Baking said...

The first I heard of burrata was at Marie's as well. I'm very very envious of this wonderful crostini Kevin!

Holler said...

I hadn't heard of this before either Kevin, but I must look out for it! I love your serving suggestion. I am imagining biting into that right now. Yum!

Elra said...

Simply delicious, Kevin!
I love it.

Dawn said...

Kevin you know I hate you now for finding this. I can't find this anywhere where I live and have to travel over 50 miles to Whole Foods for it. You are sooooo lucky to have this, and you made it exactly how I would do it.
How was it? NO, don't tell me! lol

Mindy said...

Beautiful! Good cheese is really hard to get where I live, but if I ever find Burrata I will try this dish for sure. It looks wonderful.

Pearlsofeast said...

reading ur post made me hungry Kevin, nice to know about Burrata.Sounds too good.

Peter M said...

I must add burrata to my shopping list.

Patsyk said...

I need to find a place to purchase Burrata now... it sounds absolutely wonderful!

Elly said...

I have never had burrata but this looks so good! I'll have to look for it, too.

tigerfish said...

Will be really keen to try Burrata...don't think can find something like that here :(

Pam said...

What a lovely recipe. I have never tried Burrata but will be on the look out for it. The roasted tomatoes look divine!

Lina said...

classic. that looks so yummy kevin~!~

diva said...

mmm. what a lovely quick dish!

Dee said...

Oh yes, I was eyeing the PIC's burrata too. No luck here though :( Nevermind, eating vicariously is better for the hips. Sob.

I'm now seriously considering the lowel lights you mentioned. Thanks for the tip.

Debbie said...

Never had that cheese but your photo is great. Looks so delicious!

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks great - simple clean flavors!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Jeanine said...

That looks delicious! Yum...

Cooking and the City said...

I've never had that cheese, your crostini look wonderful! :-)

Rita said...

I never heard of this cheese, I'll keep my eyes open for it as well, sound so good.

emily said...

Not so secretly in my heart, I wish that I got to go to different shops to get my groceries--a butcher or fishmonger, a cheese shop, a bakery...sigh...

Maybe someday.

Deborah said...

I've never tried burrata, but I'd love to try this!

Maria said...

I love roasted anything. I am sure these tomatoes really have some flavor going on!

lisaiscooking said...

Wow, that looks good. What other cheeses did you get? Can't wait to see what you create with them!

Katie said...

Lucky you finding some burrata. I have to go to a specialty store and they only have it once in a blue moon.

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

You have a cheese shop!? I am so jealous. We don't even have a butcher shop unless you count the mega stores, which really just isn't the same. This looks so tasty - if the cheese gods ever smile on us and bring some cultured life (ha ha) here I want to try it.

Nina Timm said...

I do not know the cheese, but this is definitely a bite that I would enjoy. Simple, honest food, love it!

Indigo said...

I've never heard of burrata but from your description it sounds like something I need to try!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

hmmm something new again! Burrata, i gotta ask my husband if he had tried it before!

jodycakes said...

I'm SO glad you got your hands on the burrata, it is truly divine.

You should now try it on a pizza...with a little olive oil and some basil...so good, toasty warm! It is also good to throw in with your lasagna...extra creamy goodness.

Beautiful pics!

jodycakes said...

I'm SO glad you got your hands on the burrata, it is truly divine.

You should now try it on a pizza...with a little olive oil and some basil...so good, toasty warm! It is also good to throw in with your lasagna...extra creamy goodness.

Beautiful pics!

Maggie said...

Lucky you! I've been looking for it too after reading about it online. I need to find an excuse to take a day trip to Toronto now.

Elle said...

Kevin, you always make something that immediately makes me starving! These look incredible!

Sandie said...

This is lovely, Kevin. The perfect appetizer!

Alexa said...

I love the way the tomatoes jump out at you. It's visually beautiful.

Rosie said...

I never had Burrata but it really sounds great!

osie x

Jeanne said...

Oooh burrata! I've heard of it but never had it. Seeing as I eat mozzarella almost entirely for te texture anyway, it sounds like I'd love it!

Anonymous said...

Can I use brie instead of Burrata?

Anonymous said...

Or can I use mozzarella too instead of burrata? Thanks in advance! =)

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Fresh mozzarella or brie would also be nice.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! And by the way, you are an amazing cook/chef!

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