The Best Cheese For Pizza

It’s often said that pizza is the best delivery vehicle to get sauce and cheese into your mouth, I do not disagree.  Cheese does come in many forms though, and if you look hard enough, you will see any and every type of it put onto pizza.  

Most of that is sacrilege!

If you’re making pizza at home, I can bet that you will be picking up your ingredients at your local grocery store, fortunately in 2020, grocery stores have excellent options.


What Type Of Cheese Should You Use For Homemade Pizza?

It comes down to figuring out what you are looking for.  For most basic homemade pizza I would highly recommend Polly-O brand Mozzarella.  I learned when I was younger and working in pizza restaurants on Long Island that in order to have a little more complexity in the basic mozzarella, it’s best to mix whole milk and skim milk cheese, I recommend 2 parts whole milk to one part skim milk for an excellent flavor.


What About Fresh Mozzarella For Homemade Margherita Pizza?

Fresh Mozzarella is an excellent choice, but not all cheeses are created equal.  If you happen to have an incredible local Italian deli that makes it daily, become quick friends with them!  For the rest of us, we have to take what we can get.  Look past the self serve deli area where you can buy cheese thats sitting in water and look for BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella.

This is the best, readily available fresh mozzarella you will find for pizza.  I tend to use 1lb of it over 5 pizzas and its phenomenal and has a great flavor and texture.


Don’t Forget The Other Cheeses In Our Life!

When i’m not eating a wonderful margherita pizza I go all in on the pizza blancos and get out my Italian specialty cheeses.  A mixture of Polly-O whole milk ricotta, BelGioioso Mozzarella and a sprinkle of shredded pecorino and you will be a happy happy person too!  Don’t forget a few fresh basil leaves and splash of olive oil either!  We will comer this in greater detail on our pizza recipe pages!