Can You Freeze Burrata Cheese?


Quick Answer: Can You Freeze Burrata? 

No, it is strongly advised not to freeze burrata cheese. The delicate, soft, and creamy texture and the flavor of the burrata cheese are lost once it freezes and thaws. It is best to use it up in one go rather than keep it stored for later. You can extend its shelf life for a day or two by storing it in the fridge.

Here is the ultimate guide on how to store burrata and notes on whether you can freeze it or not. 

I have found these tips to be extremely helpful. Let’s get started. 

Why You Shouldn’t Freeze Burrata

Burrata is a fragile cheese. If you freeze it, you are going to end up with a mealy and watery mess with none of the flavor or goodness of the fresh burrata.

All the creamy soft consistency is lost once it freezes and thaws. 

It is best advised to use it up as soon as you can or store it in the fridge for a couple of days if you wish to keep it for longer.

But freezing it is going to leave you with an unappealing outer shell and a flavorless inside.

How to Store Burrata? 

Since you can’t freeze the burrata, here is a great way to store it for a little while longer. 

Original Packaging

If you have an unopened package of burrata, the best thing to do is to leave it in the fridge. But be sure to use it up within five days or so.

Air-Tight Container 

It is best to consume the burrata in one go rather than keep leftovers. But if you can’t manage to use it all up in one sitting, you can store it in an air-tight container. 

Transfer the liquid from the original packing into the container and put the cheese in it and seal it. Leave the container in the fridge and use it up within 2 to 3 days.

Wrap and Refrigerate

You could also opt to wrap the burrata in some cling wrap and leave it in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

But if your fridge tends to get too cold or set at very low temperatures, it is best not to refrigerate the burrata.

Does Burrata Freeze Well? 

As mentioned above, freezing burrata is a sure-fire way to ruin its flavor and creamy and soft consistency. It is best advised to use up the burrata in one go, especially once it’s cut open. 

But if you struggle to eat the whole portion, you could extend its shelf life for a day or two by keeping it in the fridge, completely air-tight.

An unopened packet of burrata can last for a few days longer than that.


How to store burrata once you cut it? 

Once you cut the burrata open, it is best to eat it all in one go. No one advises to store it for later.

You can use the remaining burrata in a variety of recipes to avoid it from going to waste, but refrigerating or freezing it for later would be a bad idea.

Bottom Line 

I hope this article helped you store the burrata cheese for a little while longer. 

If you have any queries or would like to share some tips and tricks of your own, it would be great to hear from you. 

Feel free to share this article with all your cheese-enthusiast friends and family. 

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About Betty Ellis

Betty is a food researcher who spends most of her time analyzing the nutritional aspects of various foods. She also researches methods to enhance taste, as well as how to store certain types of foods. She enjoys cooking for herself and her three dogs even though she doesn't have a lot of free time outside work.

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