Rich, creamy, and salty with a mildly sweet finish, what’s there not to love about Stracciatella? A combination of shreds of Mozzarella cheese soaked in sweet cream and made fresh daily. Stracciatella is so much more than the sum of its parts. A celebration of dairy at its finest, you’ll love using this fresh cheese for everything from topping pizzas and swirling into pasta to rounding out your next Caprese salad or smearing onto a crusty slice of bread. With several varieties from which to choose, we have a tasty selection of delicious fresh Stracciatella cheese!
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Stracciatella cheese is a fresh Italian cheese made from buffalo milk. It has a creamy, stringy texture and a mild flavor. Often used as a filling for Burrata, it adds a gourmet lusciousness to dishes.
What is Stracciatella?
If you’re an Italian food lover, you’ve probably seen Stracciatella di bufala on various menus and peppered throughout cookbooks, however, you may have been confused by its placement. You'll find the word anywhere, from appetizers and salads to entrees and even desserts! It would seem that Stracciatella is not one dish or even one thing, but three: a form of egg drop soup, an ice cream (gelato) flavor, and a fresh Italian cheese. So a better question might be, what isn’t Stracciatella?
The throughline between these three radically different foods is contained in the word itself. Stracciatella, a diminutive of straccia meaning "rag" or "little shred", denotes the technique used to create all three foods. The brothy soup contains shreds of egg, the ice cream is marbled with shreds of chocolate, and of course, the fresh cheese is made from shreds of mozzarella and cream. With the mystery solved and the potential for confusion now abated, be sure to browse through our gourmet selection of this tasty Italian cheese.
How to Serve
This cheese variety is a delicious and versatile addition to your recipes with endless uses, offering a full-flavored, creamy, and rich taste, you can confidently serve it in so many of your favorite dishes with great success! We love to top slices of bread with it, alongside heirloom tomato and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar reduction, for a delicious appetizer your friends and family will adore.
Not a vegan choice this cheese is made from a combination of full-fat cream and Mozzarella. While high in calories, it’s also high in flavor, making it the ideal indulgence for the cheese lover.
Stracciatella Cheese Questions And Answers
Q:Where to Buy Stracciatella Cheese?
A:Where else but Gourmet Food Store? The best place to buy all your favorite luxury ingredients! Offering a carefully curated selection of the market’s best at competitive price points, be sure to visit us first when looking to source your ingredients.
Q:Can you Freeze Stracciatella Cheese?
A:It's not recommended to freeze this cheese, as freezing can alter its texture and compromise the quality. Fresh cheeses are best enjoyed promptly after purchase for optimal flavor and consistency.
Q:Is Stracciatella Cheese Pasteurized?
A:This luxurious cheese is often made with pasteurized milk, but it's essential to check the specific product or brand, as variations may exist.
Q:How to Serve Stracciatella Cheese?
A:Eat this cheese at room temperature for its creamy texture. Enjoy it drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. Pair it with fresh bread, tomatoes, and basil for a delightful appetizer.
Q:How Much Does Stracciatella Cheese Cost?
A:As with any ingredient, the cost of cheese can vary based on factors such as brand, location, and quality. On average, it ranges from $10 to $20 per pound, but prices can and do fluctuate. At Gourmet Food Store, we do our best to maintain the best price points and offer regular sales so you don't have to save up to enjoy your favorites.