[ boo-rah-tuh ]


  1. mozzarella that is formed into a hollow ball and filled with cream and shreds of mozzarella curd.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of burrata1

First recorded in 2005–10; from Italian , equivalent to burro + -ata; butter -ate 1( def ) (from its butterlike texture)

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Example Sentences

Stout wanted a vegetarian main course on par with the rest of his menu, and the North Carolina native has it with a tomato tart that uses as its base an herbed biscuit, in which summery pesto and buttery burrata also add their charms.

A deep wine list accompanies dishes like burrata, shrimp scampi, and chicken Parm.

I drank wine and ate burrata with funky sourdough bread at the achingly cool Apollo, in the courtyard of the Charlottenburg Palace.

Back in 2019, before we all went underground, the chef created a sandwich that forced fried octopus, rapini and burrata to share the same squid-ink bun.

Suddenly, we were enjoying burrata and prosciutto plated by someone else and consumed by us.

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We had just been offered a warm orb of fresh burrata cheese, straight out of the pot the cheesemaker was using to craft it.

The market demands burrata, so they fill that demand with a good quality, domestic product.

Why does burrata from Vermont taste so different from the kind made in southern Italy?

Mozzarella, ricotta and burrata all come from the south of Italy; feta is from Greece.

I am a particular fan of the pie that comes with burrata, a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream.