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Stracciatella

Stracciatella is made from the mozzarella dough;  after we form a sheet of paste, it is ripped by hand and that is where the name comes from: ripped in Italian is stracciato, therefore Stracciatella.
These ripped bits are then cut into smaller pieces and mixed into fresh cream to give the blend its characteristic consistency.

Few people know this product;, it is a by-product of cow milk mozzarella dough and is the filling used to make burrata.

Ingredients: cow milk, cream, salt and rennet.
Weight:  1 Kg (also available in a 250 gr tray).
Packing: heat sealed tray.
Shelf life of packed product: 9 days.

Cheese characteristics:

SHAPE: it is semi liquid.
EXTERNAL FEATURES: creamy white.
INTERNAL FEATURES: the inside of this cheese is exactly like its outside and has no rind.
AROMA: very strong buttery and lactic scents as well as a delicate and sweet aroma with hints of fresh milk.
FLAVOUR: it is balanced, savoury but sweet with a very oily and fatty paste, it tastes like fresh cream.

Availability: all year, but must be ordered. 
Food pairing: great with fresh truffles in flakes, with avocado pear, tomato, dressed with extra virgin olive oil, good with prosciutto and other cold cuts. It is perfect with so many combinations either as it is or cooked to make first course dishes served warm.
Wine pairing: best served with the wines from where it is produced, like Locorotondo sparkling wine, and Aleatico di Puglia Liquoroso, a liqueur like wine.

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