The Mack’s attempt with the Dietz and Watson’s sharp white cheddar went okay in terms of the crust and sauce, but the flavor of the Dietz and Watson’s sharp white cheddar didn’t taste like the cheese Mack’s uses. The Dietz and Watson’s sharp white cheddar was a very creamy and a buttery cheese when baked on the Mack’s attempt. If anyone likes a different flavor when making a pizza in the cheese, the Dietz and Watson’s sharp white cheddar is a good cheese to give a try. It melted very well, was greasy, didn’t break down, and added a very delicious taste to the pizza. Steve, Randy, my taste testers, and I all enjoyed this cheese on a pizza.
The sauce used was the Great Value tomato paste from Walmart. It also was very good and close to the taste of a Mack’s pizza. I added a fair amount of dried Oregano, a little dried basil, salt, pepper, and water to thin the paste. The Great Value tomato paste also is a good paste to use for sauce for a pizza in my opinion. After adding the spices, the sauce sat for awhile and it really changed the flavor profile. We thought the flavor profile really became better.
We all enjoyed the Mack’s attempt with the Dietz and Watson’s sharp white cheddar, but I should have put less cheese on the Mack’s attempt.
Randy, a friend of Steve’s and mine, that comes to market each week, seems to be very knowledgeable about almost anything, and we all were talking about maybe what kind of white cheddar that might have been used back in the 50’s for a pizza businesses. Randy mentioned Cooper American sharp cheddar, because he knew it was made years ago. He said Cooper American sharp cheddar does have a tang and is creamy. I checked on the web about Cooper sharp cheddar and found it was made in the Pa. area in the 50’s. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_makes_cooper_sharp_cheese
I can easily purchased some Cooper sharp cheddar to try on a Mack’s attempt maybe for another week. If anyone has access to Cooper sharp American, maybe they might want to try the cheese on a Mack’s attempt. Cooper sharp cheddar is like an American cheese with a tang, but I am not sure if Cooper sharp cheddar is manufactured by Schreiber Foods, Inc. or not. This is a picture of 5 lb. of Cooper Sharp American cheese and it can be purchased at Walmart.http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cooper-Sharp-American-Cheese-5-Lb/15136820
I would guess, but don’t know, if the Cooper Sharp Yellow American might taste like the Cooper Sharp White American. http://www.shoprite.com/pd/Cooper/Cheese-Sharp-Yellow-American/1-lb/277747000000/
Another link for product finder for Cooper Sharp American cheese, if anyone is interested. http://www.hannaford.com/product/Deli/Cheese/Slicing-Cheeses/Cooper-Sharp-Cheese/c/28189/sc/46299/ssc/46308/794622.uts?refineByCategoryId=46308