Other than serving up hearty Italian dishes, Latteria Mozzarella Bar carries a wide range ofΒ mozzarellaΒ cheese. To start the cheese rolling, we had not one but two starters with cheese as the key highlight.

Stracciatella Cheese 'Pappa al Pomodoro'Β ($15)
A traditional thick Tuscan bread soup prepared with fresh tomatoes as its main star. As the description on the menu stated tomato stew, I was expecting it to be a hot dish. And to my surprise (and in a good way), it was served chilled on a bed of arugula and topped with stracciatella cheese. The pairing of the rich vibrant taste of the stew and the luscious "creamy" light flavour cheese was a summery delight. Every bite was refreshing and had a nice textural contrast.

Burratina Affumicata ($28)
A first for me - the smoked burrata has a more intense flavour as compared to the traditional burrata. Topped with porcini mushrooms, the mushrooms added an earthy nuttiness to the soft and creamy burrata centre with a "crunch" element from the rocket leaves.