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is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« on: November 21, 2019, 01:01:04 AM »
Hey guys,

So there is this pizza joint here that makes NY style pies and my god they are delicious. Please see photos attached of their pizza. Is it possible to tell by looking at the pies and see if they are using straight up mozz or a cheese blend?

Many thanks in advance!!


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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 04:49:29 AM »
There be cheddar in there I reckon. Ain't never seen straight mozza look like that.

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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 11:23:34 AM »
There be cheddar in there I reckon. Ain't never seen straight mozza look like that.

I agree. The second photo definitely looks like a yellow cheese was added, most likely cheddar. 

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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 05:21:56 PM »
I disagree, white Irish Cheddar tends to brown more aggressively and oil off more.
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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 05:32:27 PM »
Fwif... Their oven bakes a lil irregular.

Cheese topping looks like they have some scattered dabs of a cheese that is not melting same as the majority.... Maybe cubes of Provo?....dunno.
Looks damn tasty though.... :drool:
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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 05:47:51 PM »
Keep in mind the Grande Cheese Company distributes Whole Milk Mozz , Part Skim Mozz, East Coast Blend a mix of both , and Cheddar, Provolone , Mozz Cheese Blend.   When I cannot get the 3 cheese blend I make it myself with 8 oz of Whole Milk Mozz, 1 oz of White Cheddar and 1 Oz of non smoked Provolone.   IF you have ever been to the Famous Louie and Ernie's in the Bronx where no one is ever going to convince me their NY pies are straight Mozz. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 06:10:26 PM »
Fwif... Their oven bakes a lil irregular.

Cheese topping looks like they have some scattered dabs of a cheese that is not melting same as the majority.... Maybe cubes of Provo?....dunno.
Looks damn tasty though.... :drool:

Simple, par bake a slice, let it cool, throw on raw cheese and finish the slice. That's how shops do it.
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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2019, 09:26:21 PM »
  IF you have ever been to the Famous Louie and Ernie's in the Bronx where no one is ever going to convince me their NY pies are straight Mozz.

Mozz and a ton of Romano
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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2019, 09:28:36 PM »
Hey guys,

So there is this pizza joint here that makes NY style pies and my god they are delicious. Please see photos attached of their pizza. Is it possible to tell by looking at the pies and see if they are using straight up mozz or a cheese blend?

Many thanks in advance!!

We're all just guessing. I've seen mozz provide oil like the second pic, but it's not common. I'd try 50/50 mozz and mild (white) cheddar.

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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2019, 11:36:28 PM »
Are all 3 of those photos from the same pizza? 1st & 3rd pics my first impression (a guess, As Matt said) was that a little fresh mozzarella may have been used. It looks good, whatever it is.
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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 08:33:47 AM »
Mozz and a ton of Romano
How sure are you about that?

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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 12:48:46 PM »
How sure are you about that?

Pretty sure. I've watched them top a pie. And the flavor was overwhelmingly Romano. You can see the pre-bake pic here:
https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=51924.msg552767#msg552767


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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2019, 03:26:56 PM »
Speaking of blends 50 50 prov mozz is still king for my tastes.
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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2019, 06:03:29 PM »
Pretty sure. I've watched them top a pie. And the flavor was overwhelmingly Romano. You can see the pre-bake pic here:
https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=51924.msg552767#msg552767
thanks for the pic.  I have to hang out there and watch.

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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2019, 09:39:27 PM »
why would you use part whole milk, part skim? Is it a matter of taste, melt, health? Going to see what kind of Grande I can get tomorrow. I know the place I go has the whole milk and the East Coast blend, not sure what else I could get that is not in case lots.

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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2019, 09:45:46 PM »
why would you use part whole milk, part skim? Is it a matter of taste, melt, health? Going to see what kind of Grande I can get tomorrow. I know the place I go has the whole milk and the East Coast blend, not sure what else I could get that is not in case lots.

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Grande East Coast Blend is a mixture of 50% Low Moisture Whole Milk Mozzarella and 50% Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella. This product eliminates labor-intensive dicing, shredding and blending of different types of mozzarella cheese to get a unique flavor.
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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2019, 10:06:17 PM »
why would you use part whole milk, part skim? Is it a matter of taste, melt, health? Going to see what kind of Grande I can get tomorrow. I know the place I go has the whole milk and the East Coast blend, not sure what else I could get that is not in case lots.

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because you like the way it melts/tastes. You can achieve various melt characteristics... Depending on your oven heat, dough, sauce thickness/thinness, placement of toppings... It's quiet versatile and good tasting.
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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2019, 01:39:49 PM »
If you’re looking for a great cheese blend that provides incredible flavor and a great melt, try using a 75/25 blend of mozzarella & a sharp provolone like Soresina imported provolone which our local Italian store carries.  It imparts a great punch of flavor imo.
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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2019, 07:31:58 PM »
why would you use part whole milk, part skim? Is it a matter of taste, melt, health? Going to see what kind of Grande I can get tomorrow. I know the place I go has the whole milk and the East Coast blend, not sure what else I could get that is not in case lots.

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I am told by my local Pizzeria that it reduces pooling.  The price is not really different.

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Re: is this straight up mozz or a blend on this NY style pie?
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2019, 07:36:26 PM »
Have y all forgotten about Fontina or the lesser substitute Gouda.  I use a thin slice under my Sicilian and topped with the mozz.   

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