Why is Mozzarella Cheese Used in Pizza?

Mozzarella Cheese Mozzarella is a white/yellow cheese originating from southern Italy. Traditionally, it’s made from Italian buffalo milk and known for its high moisture content. As a semi-soft cheese, it’s the most popular choice for pizza lovers the world over.

Interestingly, research has been done by scientists in New Zealand and China determining that mozzarella is “the best cheese for pizza.” If you take a look at the Journal of Food Science, their findings are titled, “Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheeses, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality.” Seriously.

The researchers took a look at different types of cheeses for pizza, including mozzarella, cheddar, Colby, Edam, Emmental, gruyere and provolone. They examined the browning and blistering of the various cheeses, measuring things like the amount of free oil involved as well as transition temperature. Essentially, they quantified browning and blistering behavior of cheeses on pizzas. Tests were done in triplicate.

Long story short, mozzarella stood out from the competition due to several factors, including its unique stretchability. Researchers determined that mozzarella is best for pizza because it melts, bubbles and browns better than any other cheese available.

Bocce Club Pizza agrees with the researchers’ findings. Bocce’s uses only the finest ingredients including 100% whole milk Sorrento mozzarella cheese. Meanwhile, if you like to mix it up a bit, there are a couple other cheeses you can add to your freshly-made Bocce pizza. Provolone is popular, as well as cheddar, American and Romano.

Bocce Club Pizza also offers “White Pizza.” For instance, you can order the Gourmet version, which includes grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese, as well as oil, black pepper, onions and black olives. The Traditional version, meanwhile, combines both parmesan and mozzarella with sliced tomatoes.

Can you imagine eating pizza without any cheese on it, at all? That would be hard to even imagine. Mozzarella is a key ingredient that helps make Bocce Club Pizza taste so, so good!

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