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Offline PizzaGarage

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DSP cheese - Brick, Muenster, Mozzarella
« on: October 05, 2021, 12:25:17 AM »
Iíve made lots of DSP but usually adapting Chicago pan dough for the purpose.  I wanted to get more involved in this style and wondering about the brick.  I hear DSP is all brick, then others stating brick and mozzarella and in case of no availability of brick use Muenster.

What seems to be the standard or is this a depends answer - depends on the pizzeria?

I bought brick from a Wisconsin dairy and tried a melt test on it, has a very nice melt but it took 16 minutes to brown at 450 which compared to mozzarella is significantly longer to browning.  Iím wondering if this is what you are seeing as well?

Do you mix brick and mozzarella and what might be the ratios you use and why mix these?


Offline RHawthorne

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Re: DSP cheese - Brick, Muenster, Mozzarella
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 12:56:43 AM »
Iíve made lots of DSP but usually adapting Chicago pan dough for the purpose.  I wanted to get more involved in this style and wondering about the brick.  I hear DSP is all brick, then others stating brick and mozzarella and in case of no availability of brick use Muenster.

What seems to be the standard or is this a depends answer - depends on the pizzeria?

I bought brick from a Wisconsin dairy and tried a melt test on it, has a very nice melt but it took 16 minutes to brown at 450 which compared to mozzarella is significantly longer to browning.  Iím wondering if this is what you are seeing as well?

Do you mix brick and mozzarella and what might be the ratios you use and why mix these?
Where I work, we don't do DSP, but we use LMPS mozz and brick in a 60/40 ratio. We bake at 550 degrees in an electric oven, with thin(ish) pizzas, and we get good browning at 6 or 7 minutes.
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Offline Oldschoolpizza

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Re: DSP cheese - Brick, Muenster, Mozzarella
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2021, 01:00:01 PM »
I have used brick and muenster cheese, I typically do  75/25 Mozz/brick or muenster very small cubes or shredded and it seems to give me exactly what I am looking for, I know some folks mix a small amount of white cheddar in as well, not sure if this done commercially.

Offline snoissea

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Re: DSP cheese - Brick, Muenster, Mozzarella
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2021, 05:13:51 PM »
I use about 60/40 mozz and Monterey jack and have gotten good results. I'm in upstate NY and mail order is the only source for brick cheese for me. Shipping doubles the cost of the cheese and I don't want to pay it.

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