Giolitti’s Delicatessen and Marketplace is your one-stop shop for authentic Italian ingredients and delicacies located in the heart of Annapolis, MD. With summertime quickly on the horizon, we’ve got numerous fresh cheeses available within our marketplace, including burrata cheese. Burrata cheese originated in the 1920s from the Apulia region of Italy and is a round drop of cow’s milk mozzarella cheese filled with a creamy mixture of milk and sweet cream. Originally slated to have been conceptualized from the leftovers in the cheesemaking process after milking the morning cows, burrata is widely popular and a delicious component of many Italian entertaining spreads.
The History of Burrata Cheese
Burrata cheese is slated to have originated somewhere between the 1900s and 1950s within the Apulia region of Italy at the Pia Pandula farm, located near a castle. Lorenzo Bianchino is credited with conceptualizing burrata cheese from the leftovers of milking morning cows and mozzarella during the cheese-making process. The result? A chewy, fresh cow’s milk mozzarella in the shape of a circular basket filled with a creamy mixture inside.
How to Eat Burrata Cheese
Giolitti’s Delicatessen and Marketplace carries fresh batches of burrata mozzarella that’s perfect for enjoying on a warm spring or summer day. If you’re eating burrata cheese by itself, you’ll want to serve it at room temperature on a plate. You can season your burrata, if you desire, with fresh Italian herbs like chopped basil or drizzled olive oil. With a knife and a fork, carefully cut out a slice of the fresh burrata cheese and enjoy!
What to Pair with Burrata Cheese
Burrata cheese is perfect for tearing and pairing in an Italian summer salad featuring grilled crostini, heirloom tomatoes, mixed greens, diced red onion, fresh basil, and tossed with an olive oil vinaigrette. You can also tear burrata cheese and add it to pasta primavera with fresh vegetables, or even use it in place of whole mozzarella cheese as a summer version of caprese. At Giolitti’s Deli, we personally enjoy eating burrata served with freshly sliced tomatoes with a sprinkling of salt, pepper, and light olive oil. Deliciosza!
Authentic Italian Cuisine From Giolitti Deli
Giolitti Deli is a full-service Delicatessen in Annapolis, MD, specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. Founded in 1992, we use the freshest ingredients to make time-honed recipes from scratch, with no MSG or preservatives. We believe in real food and offer many healthy options, including vegetarian and vegan menu items. At Giolitti Deli, we make our own sauces, mozzarella, grilled and roasted vegetables, bread, pizza dough, and desserts, and our sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza, and entrees are made to order. Owner Mary Giolitti has combined her passion for great food and fine wine to offer Annapolis a true taste of Italy!
Team members who also make the business possible include Manager Kathy Hunter, Manager and Catering Director Cheryl Molesky, Head Baker Porfirio Diaz, Chef Alfredo Escobar, and Deli Manager Noe Merino. To contact us, please visit our contact page or give us a call at 410.266.8600. Also, be sure to keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our blog!