Because who doesn’t love a meal that’s centered around cheese?

Ahh, burrata. Burrata cheese takes all the amazing goodness that is mozzarella cheese, then elevates it one step further. It’s mozzarella that’s been formed into a pouch and then filled with soft, stringy curd and cream. For cheese-lovers, that basically means it’s heaven. It’s the star of any dish, and the spotlight on the menus of these Chicago spots…

Osteria via Stato {620 North State Street, Chicago; 312.642.8450}: Come for the pizza (of course!) but stay for the unadulterated Burrata goodness. Here, they know that something that special doesn’t need much to be great, so they just top it with olive oil and cracked pepper.