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The Elements of Pizza

Wood-fired pizza

Course Overview

Most of us have opinions about the Italian flatbread known ‘round the world.  There are so many pizza styles, recipes and methods, but what really makes a good homemade pizza?  This class will explore the four basic elements that define a pizza: the dough, the sauce, the cheese, and the toppings.  We will make all four parts from scratch, including short-fermented and long-fermented pizza dough, and 30-minute fresh mozzarella and whey ricotta cheese.  After creating the components, we will then discuss and experiment with multiple styles and baking methods for the final product, with emphasis on techniques and tools accessible to the home cook.  The class will be immediately followed by a celebratory sit-down pizza dinner.  Students will also go home with fresh mozzarella, pizza sauce, and everything you need to know to make world-class pizza in your own kitchen.


Fri, May 3rd, 2019

Course Details

Length: 1 day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-6:30pm
Intergenerational age: 15+ w/adult
Registration Cost: $110.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Mar 22nd, 2019
Includes materials fee of $35.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Notebook (if you are a note-taker)
  • one pair of new or clean latex dishwashing gloves (for handling the hot mozzarella)
  • 3 pint jars (or equivalent plastic containers) for taking home cheese and sauce
  • a container for taking home any leftover finished pizza.

Optional Tools

  • Feel free to bring any favorite pizza-making accessories such as a pizza peel, pizza stone, kitchen scale, infrared or probe thermometer, or anything else you may have. 
  • Your favorite apron.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Mar 22nd, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.