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06/27/2013 08:58 am ET | Updated Aug 20, 2014

Burrata Recipes So Divine, You'll Be Convinced It's The Earth's Best Cheese

It needs to be said: It is quite possible that burrata is earth's best cheese.

If you've never tried it, or have never heard of it, allow us to elaborate: Burrata starts out as mozzarella. Milky curds are dipped into hot water, and kneaded into a familiarly-springy ball of fresh mozzarella. But then, mozzarella curd scraps are stuffed into the inside of the ball of cheese, and then they get topped off with fresh cream. The whole package is sealed up by twisting the mozzarella together in a little knot, and this miracle of a cheese is sent on its way.

What does all this mean? It means that when you cut into your ball of burrata, cream that has been hanging out with cheese curds is waiting for you. Those curds are like, "Hey guys, sop me up with bread! Melt me onto pizza! Let us hang out on top of a salad! Do what you feel!" The cheese's exquisiteness means that, for the most part, you want to keep your burrata recipes pretty simple. It is an incredible ingredient that can shine mostly on its own.

  • 1 Beet & Burrata Tart
    Little Leopard Book
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  • 2 Burrata Pesto Burger
    A Zesty Bite
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  • 3 Lemon & Olive Oil Marinated Fennel With Burrata & Mint
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  • 4 Creamy Cauliflower Pesto Shells With Burrata
    Veggie And The Beast Feast
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  • 5 Squash Blossom And Burrata Pizza
    Turntable Kitchen
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  • 6 Burrata, Roasted Asparagus & Tomato Salad
    Foodie Crush
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  • 7 Burrata Ravioli With Orange & Sage
    Alta Editions/Laurent Gras
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  • 8 Roasted Asparagus With Burrata, Tahitian Lime Oil & Sorrel Chiffonade
    Viviane Bauquet Farre/Food52
  • 9 Roasted Squash With Burrata, Hazelnuts & Arugula
    QueenSashy/Food52
  • 10 Shaved Asparagus With Burrata, Radish & Cucumber
    QueenSashy/Food52
  • 11 Grilled Eggplant With Fresh Burrata & Basil
    Urban Cookery
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  • 12 Burrata With Garden & Wild Berries, Honey, Balsamic & Fresh Ground Pepper
    Food52
  • 13 Tomato & Peach Salad With Burrata
    Living Tastefully
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  • 14 Fig & Burrata Pizza
    Apron and Sneakers
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  • 15 Zucchini & Burrata Sliders
    Wear Eat Love
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  • 16 Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes & Burrata
    Dash and Bella
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  • 17 Nectarine & Wisconsin Burrata Bite Crostini
    Foodie Crush
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  • 18 Seared Cauliflower, Broccoli & Burrata Pasta
    Two Spoons
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  • 19 Burrata With White Wine & Garlic Sautéed Tomatoes
    In Sock Monkey Slippers
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  • 20 Burrata Bruschetta With Broccoli Rabe
    Food52
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  • 21 Grilled Pesto Pizza With Burrata Prosciutto & Microgreens
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