Gioia is a family creamery in Los Angeles, California that specializes in Italian cheeses made from Vito Girardi's family recipes. Gioia is famous throughout the L.A.-area as a prominent cheese maker, who supplies their wares to a wide range of upscale local restaurants.
Because cream and the remnants of Mozzarella are combined in a baglike expanse of pulled curd to make this sumptuous cheese, Burrata is known as a pasta filata (pulled or spun curd) cheese. The curd is then twisted to fully enclose the fresh cheese. Burrata is creamy and rich and should be eaten within a few days of being purchased.
Farm / Company: Gioia Cheese
Cheesemaker: Vito Girardi
Proprietor: Vito Girardi
City, State: South El Monte, California
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Size(s): 16 ounces