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Trader Joe's Burrata...thoughts?


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Trader Joe's Burrata...thoughts?

annagranfors | Sep 27, 2010 11:29 AM

I fell terminally in love with burrata with my first sample, a very fine version made by Gioia Cheese Co., a company in El Monte, CA and distributed (albeit not as widely as it should be) here in Los Angeles.

So I was excited to see that TJ's had a 12 oz. portion of burrata for $5, but somewhat worried insofar as it came in a small tub with a fluid (perhaps as preservative?) when I saw it, whereas Gioia's version is shrinkwrapped "dry" if I remember correctly. But tried it anyway, and while it's not bad (I'd say 6 out of 10), it's not Gioia's, which remains my benchmark.

Anyone else had it, yet?

(PS--if you go to the Gioia page, you're greeted with a picture of the proprietor and a batch of burrata, which appears to be floating in a similar fluid, so perhaps that's not unusual.)

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