The perfect pizza can be pretty simple if you do it right—dough, sauce, and most importantly, cheese! While Mozzarella is the undisputed cheese king of pizza at our Tinton Falls restaurant, and many around the country for that matter, it isn’t the only one used. That’s why we wanted to take a look at some of the different cheeses that people are putting on pies in case you want to try something new!

Ricotta

The white pizza has become a very popular option for people who can’t handle the high acidity of a traditional pizza. It takes away tomato-based sauce and adds some olive oil and a sprinkling of some greens as toppings. The white pizza is especially unique because the main cheese is rich, hearty ricotta that provides a unique texture and flavor profile for this pie.

Provel

While you won’t find this kind of cheese at our Tinton Falls pizza place, it certainly sounds interesting. Made famous in the Midwestern city of St. Louis, it is a processed form of cheese that combines cheddar, Swiss, and provolone to make a soft cheese that works great on a pie. It is known for its low melting point, which makes it extra gooey on the cracker-like crust that doesn’t use yeast. It sounds like it’s far different than the pizza we’re used to in New Jersey, but still delicious!

The Others

There are some other cheeses that are often added to certain pizzas that you may not even realize. Parmesan and Romano are two that often get sprinkled on Grandma-style and Sicilian pies to give it a saltier, biting taste to balance out the sweetness of the sauce. In fact, some pizza cheese isn’t even made from milk. There is vegan pizza cheese that can be made from soy proteins or solidified vegetable oil so that people who are lactose intolerant can still enjoy a delicious slice of pizza.

Contact Mangia Brick Oven Pizza online today if you’d like to order some pizza. Give us a call at (732) 578-9000 to place an order.