Burrata at Montelupo. | Marielle Gibbons
There was a time where burrata was having its moment — the golden age of @burratagram, where every pasta, pizza, and sandwich came topped with a jiggling ball of cheese. Burrata, a fresh cheese filled with cream and mozzarella, is something like the lava cake of cheeses: When a ball of burrata is split with a knife, a delicious, decadent filling spills out, serving as a sort of sauce to complement whatever fruit, carb, or meat appears alongside it.
In Portland, burrata appears on Italian restaurant and wine bar menus year-round, though summer is often one of the
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