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becky

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pizza cheese
« on: March 09, 2003, 10:29:43 PM »
I want to know what is the best cheese mixture to put on top of a pizza.  Just mozarella is too bland.  
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kevinpizza

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Re: pizza cheese
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2003, 11:00:52 AM »
Sharing our experience in making pizzapie, i suggest that you try any quick melt cheese. it taste well. we find mozarella very expensive and not affordable to most of our customers. :D

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Kevin Miller

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Re: pizza cheese
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2003, 03:16:45 PM »
Personally, I like to use a good fresh mozzarella (the kind that comes in a tub of liquid). The very best is the kind made from water buffalo's milk,  although it can be hard to find. On top of this I add a sprinkling of imported Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Romano cheese. Domestic Parmesan doesn't really measure up, in my opinion.
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Michelle

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Re:pizza cheese
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2003, 02:13:24 PM »
I like to mix mozzarella (either fresh in whey, or not) with Fontina, imported Romano and Parmiggiano.  The Fontina melts beautifully and has a very rich, buttery flavor.

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Re:pizza cheese
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2003, 12:09:21 AM »
I used some monterey jack cheese, along with the whole milk mozzeralla and it was very good.  Didn't measure, but it was probably 1 part monterey to 4 parts mozz.
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Darrellthecrabber

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Re:pizza cheese
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2003, 08:38:15 AM »
I knew some people who had a pizza resturaunt. They made a Chicago style pizza in pans and had lots of "secrets" Now and then I would help out and grate cheese on a huge hobart mixer. They used a blend of
mozzarella and chedder about  1 pound chedder to 4 pounds mozzarella. They said it browned better in the oven

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Re:pizza cheese
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2003, 01:23:28 PM »
I'm kind of a cheese freak myself so I generally don't have a problem with going a bit more out of my way and spending a bit more money than I normally would for good cheese.  Although generally overpriced and somewhat trendy in a yuppie sort of way, Whole Foods Market is a chain of stores which specializes in organic and "upscale" food products.  One thing they do excel in is wine and cheese.  If you're not fortunate enough to live in or near an ethnocentric neighborhood with mom and pop deli's or markets, try to find a Whole Foods (www.wholefoods.com).  Their cheese departments are quite impressive, but be prepared to spend a few dimes.

For my own pizza making, I like to use a mozzerella/provolone blend (about 50/50) and top the pie off with some sort of aged "grating" cheese to get a nice bite.  Traditional Sicillian recipies call for parmesan or romano, which are authentic, but I have a fetish for asiago which is a much underappreciated cheese.  Generally, you'll find asiago in its "young" form which has roughly the same consistency as provolone.  It can actually be used like this as a cheese topping as it melts fairly well and has a bitter, nutty flavor with a bit of nose to it.  However, I like to find the aged asiago which is hard like parmesan and romano, but with an even more intense nature.  A dusting of this over whatever soft cheeses you've topped your pizza with will give it a good nudge over the edge.

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