Luciano Ciorciari says this past weekend’s Burrata Bash was such a success that Gaucho Gourmet will be making it a regular Saturday event.
It’s no surprise that customers of this specialty food warehouse at 935 Isom Road would fall in love with the creamy cheese that is typical of the Puglia region of Southern Italy.
Burrata, which means “buttered,” is a handmade mozzarella pouch filled with fresh Italian panna and stracciatelle, making it a mix of fresh sweet cream and mozzarella curd pieces. Once the cheese has been cut open, the pure, sweet, soft and luscious cream filling will slowly run onto the plate making it a must-have for all who like mozzarella and everything creamy, says Ciociari, an owner of GauchoGourmet.
GauchoGourmet will be serving the fresh burrata for eating in or taking out on Saturdays during regular opening hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The 4-ounce personal burrata ball will be presented with weekly changing recipes or accompaniments at $6 per serving.
In addition, customers can purchase a sampler from GauchoGourmet’s authentic Mediterranean salad bar for $4, which currently features marinated sliced eggplant, a mushroom mix in truffle oil, cipollini onions in balsamic vinegar, Italian semi-dried cherry tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, an olive medley with herbs de Provence, spicy Calabrian peppers and more.
The warehouse’s hours open to the public are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information click here, or call (210) 277-7930.