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Offline Gramsci

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Re: I can't figure out what cheese is being used
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2013, 04:21:41 PM »
The most unique pizza cheese I tasted at pizza expo was from Nasonville Dairy in Wisconsin.


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Re: I can't figure out what cheese is being used
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2013, 11:29:35 AM »
Gramsci,

Just curious?  ??? What was the Brand name of the cheese?

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Re: I can't figure out what cheese is being used
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2013, 02:13:07 PM »
It was the dairy's own Pizza Cheese blend...not classified as mozzarella. You can look them up online.

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Re: I can't figure out what cheese is being used
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2013, 04:06:03 PM »

Another question for the forum: Can going from a 550 deg oven to a 900 deg oven drastically change the flavor of the cheese? Could I have the cheese right, but not the bake temp??

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YES!!!!    I have talked about this phenomenon a number of times on the forum.    Bake temp/time is absolutely a huge part of how your cheese tastes.   Some of my favorite cheeses at 550 are absolutely horrible with a 700 degree bake.  This is why I am not a huge fan of the broiler methods many on the forum use to try to get faster pizzas.   A broiler can totally destroy the flavor of a good cheese, and I think I would often prefer a slower pizza done right to one that has been charred quickly on top and dried out.   

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Re: I can't figure out what cheese is being used
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2013, 04:59:29 PM »
Amen to that @scott r, glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't care for the broiler!
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Re: I can't figure out what cheese is being used
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2013, 10:33:47 PM »
I don't know that the broiler is all that evil really.....but you definitely do need the right cheese for the job.  :chef:
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Re: I can't figure out what cheese is being used
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2013, 12:49:47 PM »
I wish that I had a wood fire oven or the professional ovens like "Baker's Pride" to use. However, I am happy with the results from my home oven that uses a heating element. I bake my pizzas at a preheated: 425 degrees for 15 minutes. The cheese turns out great.

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,17415.340.html

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Re: I can't figure out what cheese is being used
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2013, 07:47:17 PM »
Dave,  Possible that it is provel.  Provel is a blend of white cheddar, Swiss , and provolone.  It's very gooey when it melts. Has a very distinct taste. A lot of the pizza shops use iit around here in the St. Louis area. 
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