Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese, made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. It is usually served fresh, at room temperature with extra virgin olive oil. The name "burrata" means "buttered" in Italian. When the Burrata is sliced open, its ritagli-thickened panna (cream) flows out. The cheese has a rich, buttery flavor, and retains its fresh milkiness. It is best when eaten within 24 hours. The flavour and different textures of the inside and outside make it go well with salad, prosciutto crudo, crusty bread, fresh tomatoes with olive oil and cracked black pepper, or pasta. It can be served fresh on a cutting board with a huge knife. The 500g ball has a leaf around it.