If someone asked me a product that perfectly represents freshness and real Italian taste I would answer Apulian Burrata - Caseificio Voglia di Latte
It is a fior di latte mozzarella
shell containing an outstanding stracciatella heart that is to say a fresh stretched curd cheese.
Its invention dates back to 1956 when a cheese making artisan called Lorenzo Bianchino had to deliver the fresh milk to the surrounding villages was forced to remain in a shelter due to a storm .
So he prepared the mozzarella and used it to protect the fresh milk and cream to conserve it finally closing it with two strings of straw: giving birth to a true treasure of the Italian gastronomic culture.
Burrata is exceptional on toasted bread with some cold cuts
, or on a pizza with culatello
or raw ham
; it also pairs very good with shrimps