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Offline steel_baker

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Re: Tommy's Pizza (now Pizza L'oven) circa 1960's Exeter PA (NEPA) redo!
« Reply #125 on: February 20, 2011, 09:11:01 AM »
Regarding Revello's, I believe that most of the Old Forge style pizzas are made using "Cooper" cheese. That's the regionally made white cheese that is sold in bricks and looks & tastes very much like american cheese, hence the "creaminess" when it melts. I know over the years so many people have commented about those places using american cheese on their trays, that's the Cooper's brick cheese.

BTW, regarding peanut oil in the 12x17 pans, once those pans are well seasoned, you can cut way back on the oil. I made a tray of white w/broccoli & garlic last night and only used 1-1/2 oz of peanut oil. The tray browned up beautifully and slid right out of the pan.

Here's some pics from last night

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Re: Tommy's Pizza (now Pizza L'oven) circa 1960's Exeter PA (NEPA) redo!
« Reply #126 on: February 23, 2011, 04:01:38 AM »
Thank you for the reply Steel_Baker.

Aha! I suspected an American-style processed white cheese, but never thought to try Cooper. It makes sense. I'll have to set up a supply line to Oregon with my mom back in W-B. :-)

I'll do as you suggest and cut back on the oil, that's a great tip and I do appreciate it. My main pan is fairly well seasoned at this point, and I'll try the 1.5oz of oil on my next batch. Your broccoli pie looks perfect, I can almost taste that crust. *sigh* Take care.


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Re: Tommy's Pizza (now Pizza L'oven) circa 1960's Exeter PA (NEPA) redo!
« Reply #127 on: May 18, 2011, 12:54:23 PM »
Old Forge pizza does not use Coopers cheese..  The majority of O.F. pizza shops use a cheap American cheese called Hillview®..  I don't think Cooper cheese was even around when Old Forge started making pizza..  As for the cheese used on Pizza L'oven style pizza..  It is a mild cheddar..  It is most likely Land O'lakes cheddar..  City Mager in Wilkes barre carries this product and will sell Joe-Public (me)  5lb blocks..  They sell ridiculous amounts of this cheese to local pizza shops every month..  Sysco, and Maines also carry this product, but will not sell anything less than the the 40lb blocks..  This cheese is tasty creamy and not at all stringy like Mozzarella, unless you overcook it and turn it into vulcanized rubber..