Welcome back to another amateur recipe by a home cook! If I can do it, so can you!
What Does Burrata Taste Like?
Delicious. Burrata tastes like a creamier version of mozzarella. The taste is not overpowering but is it the WAY better version of mozzarella. The outer shell of the burrata is like mozzarella; however, the middle is filled with this creamy, very spreadable goodness you are 10/10 going to love.
Mozzarella vs Burrata
Mozzarella and burrata are kind of similar but can be used for different things. Mozzarella, when cooked, creates a gooey form, as we see on pizza. If you’re looking to hold stuff together, mozzarella is the way to go.
Burrata is more creamy and would not hold like mozzarella does because it’s not as dense. If you’re looking for more flavour to add to your salads or appetizers, burrata is more of the way to go. Think of burrata as more of a spreadable cheese compared to slices of mozzarella.
How to Serve Burrata?
There are several different ways you can serve burrata. Most of the recipes you’ll find involve pairing them with tomatoes. If you can find smaller burrata balls can serve them on their own with tomatoes, olive oil, and topped with basil. I’ve also seen other recipes that include baking the burrata with cherry tomatoes and serving them with bread for dipping. You also do the same thing with baking the burrata in the oven but using it as a pasta sauce instead. Last but not least, you can do a bruschetta-style appetizer like we’re doing here today. If you have a tomato, some good bread, and some fresh basil, the possibilities are endless!
How to Store Burrata
Opened the package but didn’t end up finishing it? DON’T put it back in the liquid. Instead, drain the liquid out of the container and put the burrata in. Take some plastic wrap and cover the top. Poke some holes in the top and put the container in the fridge. Try and eat the rest within 48 hours!
Burrata Appetizer Board
- 1 Burrata Ball
- 1 Baguette
- Handful of Basil
- 1/2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 TSP Chili Flakes
- 1/4 TSP Salt
- 1/4 TSP Pepper
- Begin by slicing your baguette into 1-inch pieces
- Optional step: I toasted my pieces in the toaster; however, you don't have to do this.
- Cut your tomatoes in half, add to a bowl, and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
- Remove your burrata from the liquid, drizzle with your olive oil & chilli flakes.
- Plate everything on a charcuterie board, or assemble them yourself, starting with the burrata, and tomatoes and finishing with basil