Burrata is a fresh, Italian cheese and even though it seems an unusual name for a variety of cheese, there is a simple linguistic explanation: the word butter in Italian is “burro” so “burrata” is not related in any way to an animal as we all think, but instead, simply means “buttery”.
It is made by adding the whey (produced from leaving part of the previous day’s milk production to sour), to fresh milk, which then curdles around 20 – 30 minutes after its addition. The mass obtained known as curd, is broken into large pieces which are left to stand for between 4 to 5 hours in the whey. Afterwards, the curd or burrata is ready to be placed into cheese bags.
Burrata is white with a smooth surface and it tastes sweet and buttery. Of course, it can be enjoyed by itself with a little drop of olive oil, but it can also be consumed in many other ways. There’s no doubt that however served, it is delicious!
For example, it could be served with freshly washed lamb’s lettuce leaves, with raw, sliced wild mushrooms, boletus mushrooms, amanita mushrooms, cultivated mushrooms or any other kind of fresh mushrooms which provide a slight hazelnut flavour, or with cherry tomatoes or with an aged balsamic vinegar vinaigrette.
Marc Fosh Catering is constantly striving to surprise with its flavours. We work to create new sensations for our diners and to continue to surprise them on a daily basis with our cuisine. We use this particular type of cheese for our canapé, accompanied with black olives and truffle oil. This combination provides a unique contrast which leaves nobody indifferent.
It is a wonderful option to include in your selection of canapés for a wedding or any other special event, since it offers a fresh, light and pleasant flavour. We definitely recommend you try this successful culinary delight!