Very cheesy pizza slice in hand.Pizza is a savory dish of Italian origin, consisting of a usually round, flattened base of leavened wheat-based dough topped.

The Best Cheeses For Pizza

Everyone loves pizza. There are just so many options: thin crust, deep dish, BBQ, Hawaiian, and of course the pepperoni and cheese. Whether you are eating out at an Italian restaurant or making your own pizza at home, there is no stand-in for a freshly made pizza. When robust sauces are combined with freshly grated cheeses and delicious just cut toppings, you are sure to enjoy it. Any chef can tell you, the key to perfecting your own signature recipe, learning what you enjoy, and creating something that you can share is to experiment. So whether you are making your own amazing homemade pizza, or are looking to try something delicious the next time you go to a pizzeria, consider these tips on which cheeses to try next.

Traditional Mozzarella

There is nothing like a classic. Mozzarella has been a staple on pizzas since its inception. And that is for good reason. Mozzarella has a near-perfect creamy consistency with fresh and mild flavors. One way to vary your mozzarella is to choose between slices versus shredded mozzarella. Whole slices of mozzarella cheese are delectable on a Margherita pizza, whereas shredded mozzarella can be mixed with other cheeses to create unique blends of flavor.

Parmesan Cheese

There is not a single Italian restaurant in the world that doesn’t have parmesan on hand. Parmesan cheese is a staple of many pasta dishes, but it also is great when served on a pizza. In fact, many pizza fans will use it to replace mozzarella because parmesan is a lighter cheese. Parmesan also works well when mixed with mozzarella, giving a unique flavor when lightly melted on top of a salsiccia or capriccioso pizza.

Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta cheese is often used to make Italian blends. It’s rich and creamy flavor mixes well with mozzarella and is perfect for “four cheese pizzas”. Ricotta is also commonly used in ravioli and other wrapped foods. For instance, our ripieno pizza is a stuffed folded pizza that mixes ricotta cheese and mozzarella to create delicious cheese-filled bites.

Visit Rina’s Pizzeria in Boston

Located in the heart of Boston’s historic Italian North End, Rina’s Pizzeria crafts delicious mouth-watering pizzas using traditional and unique Italian recipes. Whether you are a lover of pizza or you are looking for some inspiration for your next homemade pizza, you cannot go wrong with a slice or two from us.

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