The Elements of Pizza
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. 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.