Founded by Errico Auricchio, BelGioioso Cheese is a cheesemaking operation based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Errico comes from a family of cheese makers who have been producing Provolone in Italy for over a century. In 1979, he moved his family to the United States and opened his own Italian cheese company.
Over the last thirty years, BelGioioso has grown to include seven manufacturing facilities in Northeastern Wisconsin. Using the milk of Wisconsin dairy farmers, the company produces over 25 types of cheese. However, each facility produces only a select few of these cheeses, thereby ensuring high quality and consistency. This has resulted in multiple awards, including several United States, World and American Cheese Society Awards.
BelGoioso’s Burrata is a small round of stretched cheese, which is hand-pulled around fresh curds and heavy cream. It appears very similar to Mozzarella, but don’t be fooled. The clean, lactic smelling cheese can be split open to spill out its curd and cream center.
The flavor is similar to its aroma, clean, fresh and lactic. The texture of Burrata is a toothsome outer layer and a rich, delicate interior.
A classic serving suggestion is to place it on a salad of tomatoes and basil with a light drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Burrata is best paired with a light white wine such as an Italian Vermentino.