What does a cow, a sheep, and a buffalo have in common? A pie!
If you have always been partial to white pizzas like myself, then you will agree that the perfect combination of the different cheeses melting on the pie can definitely make any tomato sauce devotee a believer in the power of the white sauce. The interesting thing about white pizzas however, is not the pie itself, but the union of the cheeses – usually an impressive trio of Due Latte, Fontina, and Buffala Mozzarella.
Pizza has become a staple in every home. It is one of America’s favorite dinners and has already saved thousands of people’s dinner problems. With such fast paced lives, being able to order pizza on the way home or while waiting for your kids to come home from school is the next best thing to water heaters.
Ask any chef, and you will get the same answer – the not-so-secret ingredient that makes pizza a pizza is the cheese.
Have you ever asked yourself how your favorite pizza would taste like if there was no cheese? Perhaps something close to tomato sauce on flatbread, yes?
Choosing the right cheese for your pizza is as important as making sure that the oven is heated at the right temperature. So in order for you to have only the best tasting pizza possible, make sure that you use only the best cheeses for your pizza.
Fontina (cow’s milk cheese)
Fontina cheese is a kind of Italian cheese that can both have semisoft and firm texture, depending on where it was made and how long it was aged. Its flavor can also vary, from mild and creamy flavors to intense and pungent ones. Fontina cheese is very popular in several Italian dishes.
All Fontina cheeses must be made from cow’s milk. The milk has to be raw, and be as fresh as possible. And because it melts extremely well without ruining its toothsome taste, it is a must in every pizza.
Due Latte or Robiola (sheep’s milk cheese)
Robiola Due Latte comes from the south of Alba in Northern Italy. Although Due Latte cheese are made today using a fine blend of cow’s and sheep’s milk, traditionally Due Latte cheese is made from unpasteurized sheep milk.
Due Latte cheese is neither salty nor intense. It is creamy and mild, complimenting the incredible milky tone set by the other cheeses.
Buffala Mozzarella (buffalo’s milk cheese)
Buffala Mozzarella cheese will fill that intended spot of mozzarella in every pizza, while adding a more milky taste that cow’s milk mozzarella cheese sometimes lacks. Yes ordinary mozzarella cheese is creamy, but the buffalo mozzarella is higher in moisture. It is richer and is sweeter than cow mozzarella too!
The Due Latte, Fontina, and Buffala Mozzarella are the three best cheeses to use in your pizza. Perhaps they are all melt well, or perhaps they have varying fat content that creates a perfect balance. Either way, the combination of these three cheeses on a pizza is just plain heaven.