Try It With . . .
Ripe tomatoes are an obvious match for creamy burrata. But even when summer is a distant memory, there are still ways to enjoy this cheese. The key is to keep the pairing simple and not overwhelm burrata's subtle tanginess. Serve burrata with:
- Toasted crostini brushed with olive oil, and spicy salami such as capicola.
- A dollop of bottarga, an inexpensive salty fish roe (good caviar also will do).
- Sauteed mushrooms tossed with balsamic vinegar or saba, a thick grape syrup.
- Roasted beets and a pinch of sea salt.
- Ripe pears and prosciutto.
If you don't finish a serving of burrata in one sitting, chop up what's left and toss it with the pasta of your choice.
Burrata is available at some Balducci's stores ( http:/
-- Jane Black