Can You Freeze Burrata?

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Only recently did Burrata cheese become a fascinating trend for pretty much everyone because of the quick meal videos on Tiktok. I mean, I get how truly amazing Burrata cheese is, and it totally deserves all the hype it got. The Italians really did an amazing work with this one.

What is Burrata?

It is this luxurious cheese made of whole milk resulting into a creamy and soft texture, with the same sticky feature as the infamous delicious Mozzarella cheese, so basically the best of both worlds.

It has the ability to take a simple toast to a whole new level if it is added on top, with a drizzle of olive oil, or even a bowl of salad. And of course on top of a Neapolitan pizza. Yum. Yum.

Now, after introducing to you the flavorful Burrata cheese, time to ask the million dollar question:

Can you freeze Burrata?

Unfortunately, you can’t!
I had to find out the answer to this question the hard way. As you may have known by now, it’s not exactly the cheapest cheese wedge you could find on the market, so I often like to buy it in bulk whenever it is on sale. But after many experiments, I realized that freezing it might not be the best option when it comes to Burrata cheese.

Does Burrata freeze well?

No, not really. Whether it is store-bought or homemade. It is best enjoyed the day it was bought or the day after without refrigerating or freezing it, or else you will be risking the loss of flavor and texture of the cheese!

How should I store Burrata?

A tightly sealed, airtight container might be your best option when attempting to store Burrata cheese for as long as you can. It will protect it from moisture and surrounding pollutants for a bit.

How long does Burrata keep?

Store-bought Burrata cheese contains preservatives which usually guarantee the retaining of its taste and texture for a bit longer than the homemade one. Presumably, for a few days. Unlike the homemade cheese, which should be eaten within the first few hours after its making.

How to use up Burrata?

Fortunately, Burrata cheese is suitable with many types of dishes once it is shredded into tiny bits, including salads, pizza, risotto, and crostini!

So you don’t really have to worry about freezing it for later, as you will most certainly devour it whole because of how tasty it is!

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