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Is Burrata Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Have you seen lots of burrata dishes on menus and in recipes books recently but you’re still wondering whether or not it’s suitable for vegans? Keep reading to learn what it is and if it fits into a plant-based lifestyle.

What is burrata? 

Burrata is an Italian dish that’s made from cow or buffalos milk that’s traditional to the southern region of Apulia. It’s made from mozzarella and cream and presented in a large sphere shape with the outer casing being a semi-hard, solid cheese with a soft centre made of stracciatella di bufala and cream. 

a burrata salad

Is burrata vegan? 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, traditional burrata is not suitable for vegans as it’s entirely made from cow or buffalo dairy. But are there any vegan alternatives?

Vegan ‘burrata’ recipe 

a vegan burrata

Photo credit: Putamayo Kitchen

The answer to that is a reassuring yes – we love this cashew-based vegan burrata recipe from Putamayo Kitchen. It has the creamy texture of good soft cheese with a subtle nutty flavour and is lightly fermented over a few days meaning that it’s full of gut-healthy bacteria.

Keep your plant-based questions coming!

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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