Burrata is a very special cheese. Actually it's two cheeses literally rolled into one. It's a ball of the mozarella we all know and love filled with a rich, buttery mix of mozzarella and heavy cream. Is that a dreamy thought, or what?
Now that tomatoes are in full-on season, I've been making caprese salads left and right. I buy burrata at my local Italian market, but you can find it at many specialty gourmet shops and at grocery stores with extensive cheese sections. As for substitutes Smoked mozzarella makes an excellent caprese, and you can get by with fresh whole-milk ricotta (which is easy to make at home).
This caprese is special, definitely for a dinner party or pot-luck. The preparation is so incredibly easy it's almost unfair how colorful and attractive this burrata caprese ends up, not to mention delicious in a way only uber-seasonal ingredients can be. Best of all, you're only in the kitchen with zero burners goingRead More »from Heirloom Caprese Salad with Burrata Recipe