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.
6 small tomatoes, cut in half
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
12 slices baguette, lightly toasted
12 leave basil
1 burrata, cut into 12 pieces
1. Place the tomatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet with the cut side facing up, drizzle with oil, spinkle with slat and pepper and bake in a preheated 400F oven until they are starting to shrivel up but still juicy in the middle, about 10-15 minutes.
2. Assemble and enjoy!
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