Top 10 best pizza cheeses

February 6, 2014

Whether you are a vegetarian or just looking for a simple but tasty meal, you'll always be able to find a new delicious cheese pizza. Discover your best cheese options.

Top 10 best pizza cheeses

Cheese is a basic pizza ingredient, and some pizzerias have made an art of combining delicious cheeses to make the perfect cheese pizza.

Cheese for every taste

There are countless numbers of cheeses. There are soft ones and semi-firm, as well as creamy and blue veined cheeses; some are delicate and light, while others are strong in taste.

Although practically any cheese can be used to make pizza, certain kinds often find themselves in pizzeria kitchens:

  1. mozzarella
  2. provolone
  3. Monterey Jack
  4. feta
  5. ricotta
  6. Gruyère
  7. Parmesan
  8. Comté
  9. chèvre (goat cheese)
  10. Gorgonzola

Tastiest cheese companions

Cheese pizza is by far the most versatile of pizzas. It’s not unlike a blank canvas that can be painted according to one’s taste buds. And it isn't because certain cheeses are particularly tasty that they can’t be accompanied by herbs, vegetables, or meat and seafood.

  • Cilantro, rosemary, oregano, thyme and parsley are the most frequently used herbs to add taste to cheese pizza.
  • Tomato sauce is almost always required for cheese pizza; other toppings such as olives, artichoke, peppers, onions, or any other ingredient of your choice can turn a cheese pizza into a new creation.
  • Nuts and dried fruit provide a touch of originality to a brie or blue-cheese pizza.
  • For the carnivores among us, a traditional cheese pizza can easily be transformed into a veritable feast with the addition of chicken, cold cuts or seafood.

A food with numerous benefits

Cheese is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorous, vitamins A, B2, B12, and zinc.

  • According to nutritionists, when eaten in moderation and with low-fat ingredients, pizza can play a role in the maintenance of good bone health and the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Although cheese is a substantial source of fat, there is no need to ban it entirely.

  • People who want to watch their diet can choose cheeses with a content of 20 per cent fat or less.
  • Are you lactose intolerant? Then you should know that aged firm cheeses contain very little lactose—try certain kinds of mozzarella, cheddar, Gruyère, Swiss or blue.


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