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

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: None

Texture: Soft

Aging: Fresh

Size(s): 16 ounces