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The Elements of Pizza

Wood-fired 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


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.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.

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