Herbed Up Burrata

 Wine pairing – 2022 Sauvignon Blanc 

Why does this recipe work with our Sauvignon Blanc?

Burrata makes everything bur…etter. Our Sauvignon Blanc tends to lean towards a green grassy note and citrus flavours. It has great acidity that counters the creaminess of the burrata and pairs exceptionally well with the herbal notes of the tomatoes and basil. I add shallots and roasted garlic into my tomato confit to add a bit of sweetness and texture and is a good foil for the clean laser sharp focus of the wine.

– Calli, Winemaker and Pretend Chef

Now on to the recipe:

Serves 4 (35 minutes cook time) 

*I did just one burrata ball as it was just me, but a good rule of thumb is 1 burrata ball per 2 people since it is addictive stuff. 

3 C   Cherry tomatoes 

2     Cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 

   Shallot, diced 

1 t   Red chilli flakes 

1 t   Italian seasoning 

+    Olive oil, salt, & pepper 

    Burrata balls 

1 T     Basil, chopped 


Preheat oven to 400°F. 

Wash tomatoes and place in a foil lined 9X13” pan. Peel and smash two cloves of garlic and dice a small shallot. Add garlic, shallot, chili flakes, and Italian seasoning to the pan. Liberally coat the tomatoes in olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper. Mix everything together in the pan until well coated and roast for 35 minutes. 

Once the tomatoes are out of the oven, spread onto the final serving platter and rest burrata balls on top.  Garnish with fresh basil. Wait about 5 minutes for the burrata to absorb some of the heat from the tomatoes before serving. Enjoy with toasted sliced French baguettes or crackers.