We tasted products from around the country to find the best of the best from small-production food artisans. By Cindy Hatcher
Photo: Travis Rathbone
Gioia Cheese Burrata ($7 for 1 pound)
Until Gioia opened, burrata—mozzarella stuffed with curd and heavy cream—was difficult to find domestically. Now it's a chef's darling—wonderful in a roasted beet salad or simply drizzled with olive oil on its own.