Burrata Cheese

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Hot Lemon + Garlic Oil Burrata Cheese (with crispy baguette)

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Burrata cheese on a dish next to a cutting board with bread

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

20 minutes

Yield

4

The perfect appetizer for any occasion, no matter how you serve it – you will be saying cheese with this fresh and easy burrata recipe.

Say cheese because I am sharing my go-to fresh and easy burrata cheese recipe. This is the perfect appetizer for any occasion, this burrata cheese recipe is so versatile that no matter how you serve it – there is no denying the creaminess of this delicious burrata. 

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Burrata Cheese

  • Easy: You know I like to keep my recipes easy for you – and this burrata only takes 30 minutes to prepare.
  • Fresh: There is nothing better than fresh cheese – and this burrata recipe is just that!
  • Yummy: This burrata cheese recipe is perfect for any season. In the Spring or Summer, add chopped peaches or tomatoes alongside the burrata after pouring the oil mixture. Or, try fresh figs in the Fall and Winter. Yum!
Burrata cheese on a dish next to a cutting board with bread

🍲 Ingredients

Burrata cheese – An Italian cow milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream. While often interchangeable with mozzarella, burrata is softer and more flavourful with the outer casing having more of a solid texture and the inside is more of a cream-like texture. Burrata cheese is great on a salad or spreads on bread or crackers. It’s so creamy and delicious.

Garlic – You know how much I love garlic – and adding fresh cloves to the oil mixture is the perfect ingredient to bring this burrata recipe to life.

👩‍🍳 How to Make Burrata Cheese

Before starting to make the crispy baguette, take the burrata out of the fridge for 30 minutes to warm to room temperature.

To make the crispy baguette:

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Using a bread knife, slice the baguette into 1-inch thick slices. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil on one side and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes total, flipping halfway through. Set aside.

To make the burrata cheese:

  1. To a low bowl add the ball of burrata cheese and set aside.
  2. Mix together the shredded parmesan cheese and chopped walnuts and set aside.
  3. In a small pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the minced shallot and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes until softened and fragrant. 
  4. To the oil mixture add the lemon zest, chili flakes, minced onion flakes, lemon juice, a big pinch of salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes and then remove from the heat. 
  5. Carefully spoon or pour the oil mixture over the burrata.
  6. Top with the parmesan cheese and walnut mixture. Garnish with fresh basil and serve with a crispy baguette.
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🗒 Variations

  • Spring or Summer Variation: Add chopped peaches or tomatoes alongside the burrata after pouring the oil
  • Fall and Winter: Try fresh figs with this recipe for a nice seasonal twist for fall or winter


🗒 Substitutions

  • Nut-Free: You can make this burrata cheese nut-free by opting out of the walnuts
  • Baguette: You can serve this burrata cheese with crackers instead of baguette


🗒 Other burrata recipes you’ll love

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover burrata in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days. To lightly reheat, preheat the oven to 400F and once the temperature is reached turn off the oven. Place the burrata on a sheet pan and place in the oven for 2-3 minutes just to warm slightly. Don’t want to reheat? Try slicing the leftovers to use in a wrap, on a salad, or sandwich.

🤔 Common Questions

What does burrata cheese taste like? 

Burrata has a rich, milky, buttery flavor, and the texture is so creamy and delicious. The taste, however, is mild and not overpowering. 

How do you eat burrata cheese?

Spread it onto crackers or baguette, and add it on top of a salad, pizza, or sandwich, the options are endless. 

Is burrata healthy?

Burrata cheese is a rich source of potassium that keeps your heart healthy and helps regulate your blood pressure. Just like anything though, eat in moderation. 

Is burrata the same as mazzarella?

Although similar, burrata is softer and creamier than mozzarella with a different texture. 

Is burrata cheese pasteurized?

Yes. Most forms of burrata at the store are pasteurized. 

Close up of burrata cheese

Hot Lemon + Garlic Oil Burrata Cheese (with crispy baguette)

4.87 from 45 votes
The perfect appetizer for any occasion, no matter how you serve it – you will be saying cheese with this fresh and easy burrata recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course 30 minute meals, Vegetarian Appetizer, Vegetarian, Appetizers + Sides
Cuisine Mediterranean-Inspired, Italian-Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 420 kcal

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Instructions
 

  • Before starting to make the crispy baguette, take the burrata out of the fridge for 30 minutes to warm to room temperature.

To make the crispy baguette:

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Using a bread knife, slice the baguette into 1-inch thick slices. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil on one side and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes total, flipping halfway through. Set aside.

To make the burrata cheese:

  • To a low bowl add the ball of burrata cheese and set aside.
  • Mix together the shredded parmesan cheese and chopped walnuts and set aside.
  • To a small pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the minced shallot and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes until softened and fragrant. 
  • To the oil mixture add the lemon zest, chiliflakes, minced onion flakes, lemon juice, big pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 2 more minutes and then remove from the heat. 
  • Carefully spoon or pour the oil mixture over the burrata.
  • Top with the parmesan cheese and walnuts mixture. Garnish with fresh basil and serve with crispy baguette.

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Notes

Store leftover burrata in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
To lightly reheat, preheat the oven to 400F and once the temperature is reached turn off the oven. Place the burrata on a sheet pan and place in the oven for 2-3 minutes just to warm slightly.
Don’t want to reheat? Try slicing the leftovers to use in a wrap, on a salad or sandwich.
Seasonal variations? In the Spring or Summer, add chopped peaches or tomatoes alongside the burrata after pouring the oil mixture. Or, try fresh figs in the Fall and Winter.

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.2g | Protein: 13.3g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23.6g | Cholesterol: 8.7mg | Sodium: 937.3mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 2.8g
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not putting my name

5 stars
I did it without the walnuts

Karen Taylor

5 stars
The. Best. Cheese recipe!

heidi ross

5 stars
this appie had me totally blissed out. this burrata plus a nice sauv blanc! MMM

hello it's me

5 stars
more cheese recipes puh-leeze!!!

heather melnyk

5 stars
such a perfect appetizer for impressing the boyfriend’s parents! I paired this with the gigi hadid vodka pasta and they loooovvved it.

made in usa

5 stars
I made this with regular buraata one time and then with a truffle burraata another time. both were so good but i’m a sucker for anything with truffles!!!

lucia mendoza

5 stars
A really fresh and tasty appetizer. mmmm MMM!

krissy tartt

5 stars
You know how yummy bread is when you dip it in balsamic and olive oil? Well this recipe is like that but on crack!! SO divine to dunk fresh bread in cheesey oily goodness

4.87 from 45 votes (20 ratings without comment)

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