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Paesanella Burrata

Paesanella Burrata
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  • Made from cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Australia

  • Family: Mozzarella

  • Type: fresh soft, artisan

  • Fat content: 25.4 g/100g

  • Texture: creamy and soft

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: buttery, milky, smooth

  • Aroma: fresh, milky, rich, sweet

  • Producers: Paesanella Cheese Manufacturers

Paesanella Burrata is an artisan fresh Italian cheese produced by Paesanella Cheese Manufacturers in Australia. Burrata, meaning "buttery" in Italian is a fresh cheese made from a mix of cow's milk mozzarella and cream. The outside thin shell is solid mozzarella while the inside contains a soft, doughy, stringy, mixture of curd and fresh cream.

The cheese originated in the Apulia region of Italy known for sheep farming and agriculture. It is sold traditionally in asphodel leaves with a polyethylene plastic bag over it. The green colour of asphodel leaves is an indicator of the freshness of the cheese. When you cut open a Burrata, it oozes with buttery and creamy panna containing scraps of mozzarella. The cream has a rich, buttery flavour and has to be eaten immediately since it is a fresh cheese.

Burrata is usually served fresh at room temperature and beyond 48 hours, it is considered past its prime. The taste of Burrata goes well with salads, crusty bread, and prosciutto, fresh tomatoes with olive oil and with spaghetti.

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