oooh burrata . . .
Burrata is a fresh italian cheese made of mozzarella and cream. Fresh mozzarella is stretched over a mixture of mozzarella curd and cream, so that when it is cut open, a luxurious, creamy, oozy center is revealed. It tastes fresh and clean like mozzarella, but soo much , well, sexier.
oozing creamy goodness
Traditionally, the cheese is wrapped in the leaves of the asphodel plant. It should be eaten within 24 hours. The leaves wrapping the cheese should still be green when you serve it. If not, throw it away.
I love to eat it on crusty bread or crostini, garnished simply with a little good olive oil and maybe a bit of salt and pepper.