the ultimate burrata cheese board

the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining! the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining! #playswellwithbutter #burrata #burrataappetizers #howtoserveburrata #cheeseboard #partyfood #partyappetizers #cheeseboardideas #easycheeseboard #howtomakeacheeseboard

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oh yeah.

we’re going there. we’re doin’ it.

A BURRATA FREAKING CHEESE BOARD.

need i say more? the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining! #playswellwithbutter #burrata #burrataappetizers #howtoserveburrata #cheeseboard #partyfood #partyappetizers #cheeseboardideas #easycheeseboard #howtomakeacheeseboard

*drops the mic*

😎🙌🏻😎🙌🏻😎

i’m literally giddy with excitement to share this burrata cheese board with you today because i’ve been dreaming it up for what feels like forevvvvver.

chris & i traveled a ton between mid-april & mid-may last spring. milwaukee! london! salt lake city! we don’t typically travel that much, so it was so much fun to explore with chris & to try out a ton of new restaurants & dishes. (i’m pretty sure if you followed along on instagram, you know that i take the “research” aspect of the job v. seriously. 😂)

as luck would have it, each city offered us with a new take on burrata.

(research is a v. tough job, but someone’s gotta do it right?!)

& from there? dreams of the ultimate burrata cheese board began to take place:

a trio of pillowy, creamy burrata with pesto, balsamic, & truffle oil. served up with all of the best cheese board fixings: olives, roasted red peppers, figs, prosciutto & salami. piles of good crackers.

& if you ask me? easy summer entertaining just doesn’t get better than that.

wait, what is burrata cheese, exactly? the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining! #playswellwithbutter #burrata #burrataappetizers #howtoserveburrata #cheeseboard #partyfood #partyappetizers #cheeseboardideas #easycheeseboard #howtomakeacheeseboard

you mean…aside from being the kind of pillowy-soft, ooey-gooey cloud of cheesy, heavenly goodness, right? 😜😜😜

you can think of burrata as a thin layer of fresh mozzarella stretched around a creamy interior made of soft curd and cream. so while a ball of burrata will look a lot like a ball of fresh mozz from the outside, it’s much softer to the touch. once you cut into it, the creamy filling will ooze out.

told ya. heavenly. 😍😍😍

& aside from the creamy ooey-gooey factor, burrata tastes surprisingly light. it, of course, has a wonderfully buttery taste, but it isn’t heavy or dense at all! think of how it feels to eat goat cheese &/or brie with crackers – wonderful, but a little heavy, right? not the case with burrata. it tastes super fresh.

i prefer to buy burrata from trader joe’s. they sell burrata in 8 oz containers for $3 or $4, each container holding 2 4 oz balls of burrata. you can find it next to the other mozzarellas & soft cheeses. it’s great quality, & the price cannot be beat! i also know that whole foods sells burrata, & if you have a trusted italian deli or market you love, they probably do too.

how to serve burrata cheese: build a burrata cheese board! the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining! #playswellwithbutter #burrata #burrataappetizers #howtoserveburrata #cheeseboard #partyfood #partyappetizers #cheeseboardideas #easycheeseboard #howtomakeacheeseboard

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cheese boards will forever be my go-to party appetizer or dish to share. they’re always a hit, & they’re really easy to make:

first, the burrata:  the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining! #playswellwithbutter #burrata #burrataappetizers #howtoserveburrata #cheeseboard #partyfood #partyappetizers #cheeseboardideas #easycheeseboard #howtomakeacheeseboard

to say i’m obsessed with the idea of serving a few different burratas on a burrata cheese board is a complete & total understatement. it’s SO easy to do, SO impressive to friends & party guests, & SOOOO delicious to devour. (that’s a win-win-win if you ask me!)

place balls of burrata on separate plates, then top them with whatever you want!

for this burrata cheese board, i went with:

  • truffle. like, hellooooo, why the hell not? drizzle a tablespoon or two of truffle oil over the burrata. i find truffle oil pretty affordably at trader joe’s – like $6 or $7 a bottle! if you can’t find truffle oil, you can use the best evoo you can find (this is my fave!) & sprinkle a little truffle salt over top, which i also buy from trader joe’s. orrr, you can use truffle oil AND truffle salt, which is exactly what i did here. #extra #notmadaboutit
  • pesto. specifically homemade kale pesto. (😍😍😍) it has a hint of lemon that pairs perfectly with the burrata! plus, it’s a great fridge staple for the summer.
  • reduced balsamic vinegar/balsamic glaze. easy peasy. you can make your own reduced balsamic pretty easily, but most stores sell balsamic glaze in a squeeze bottle next to vinegars/oils. it’s really affordable & lasts forevvver. total no-brainer!
next, the carbs. the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining! #playswellwithbutter #burrata #burrataappetizers #howtoserveburrata #cheeseboard #partyfood #partyappetizers #cheeseboardideas #easycheeseboard #howtomakeacheeseboard

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i mean. obviously. grab whatever crackers you love. when i build a cheese board, i love picking up a variety box of crackers – you get a few types of crackers without dropping any extra $$.

you could(/should) also grill up some bread. nothing says “hello please eat this” like a pile of grilled bread & burrata.

trust.

last, the munchies: the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining! #playswellwithbutter #burrata #burrataappetizers #howtoserveburrata #cheeseboard #partyfood #partyappetizers #cheeseboardideas #easycheeseboard #howtomakeacheeseboard

add on in whatever extra little snacks you love most on any cheese board! for example:

  • prosciutto
  • sopressata
  • a variety of olives
  • capers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • figs
  • pickled sweet peppers
  • & so on…

the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining! #playswellwithbutter #burrata #burrataappetizers #howtoserveburrata #cheeseboard #partyfood #partyappetizers #cheeseboardideas #easycheeseboard #howtomakeacheeseboard

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so go & getcha burrata on, you hostess with the freakin’ mostess, you!

if you love this burrata cheese board, here are a few other easy snacks & appetizers you’ll love too!

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the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining! #playswellwithbutter #burrata #burrataappetizers #howtoserveburrata #cheeseboard #partyfood #partyappetizers #cheeseboardideas #easycheeseboard #howtomakeacheeseboard

the ultimate burrata cheese board


  • Author: jess larson | plays well with butter
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 8-10
  • Category: cheese board, burrata, appetizer, snack

Description

the ultimate burrata cheese board!!! this burrata cheese board has burrata three ways (truffle! balsamic! pesto!) & served alongside all the best cheese board snacks. the perfect easy & totally impressive party snack or dish to share whenever you’re entertaining!


Ingredients

for truffle burrata:

for pesto burrata

  • 1 4-oz ball burrata
  • 1-2 tablespoons pesto

for balsamic burrata:

  • 1 4-oz ball burrata
  • 1-2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

crackers & breads of choice:

  • multigrain or seedy crackers
  • grilled Italian bread
  • pita chips
  • etc.

munchies of choice:

  • prosciutto
  • sopressata
  • a variety of olives
  • capers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • figs
  • pickled sweet peppers
  • etc.

Instructions

  1. Prep the burrata: Using a paper towel, pat each ball of burrata as dry as possible, then set onto individual small plates. Top as desired with truffle oil, pesto, reduced balsamic/balsamic glaze, or another topping of choice. You really can’t go wrong! Arrange the burrata on your favorite serving dish or cheese board.
  2. Arrange the cheese board: Arrange the meats, fruits, veggies, crackers, bread, &/or nuts around the prepared burrata. You can place things in small dishes or jars, or arrange them right on the cheese board itself. I find it’s easiest to start with the largest components, then fill in the extra spaces throughout the board with the smaller components. Have fun with it! Enjoy!

Notes

  • This is really just a wireframe. An ultimate burrata cheese board will have any number of these components, but feel free to have fun with it & add in your ultimate cheese board faves!!
  • Truffle oil & truffle salt are a little bougie & can be hard to find. I buy mine, affordably, from Trader Joe’s. You can also order them online. This truffle oil & this truffle salt have great reviews!
  • Balsamic glaze is really similar to reduced balsamic. It’s slightly sweet and has a great syrupy texture. I love the one that Trader Joe’s sells, but you can find some sort of balsamic glaze in a squeeze bottle near the vinegars and oils in most grocery stores. If you want to make your own reduced balsamic at home, simply add a nicely aged balsamic vinegar to a saucepan over medium-low heat and simmer, stirring often, until it has reduced by half.

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