Why Mozzarella is the Best Cheese for Pizza Topping
Stretch, melt and taste are the secrets to a good pizza.
To deliver an authentic experience, mozzarella should do
3 things exceptionally well:
Mozzarella undergoes a unique cooking and stretching process (called pasta filata) during its production to give it the stringy, stretchy quality it’s famous for.
All our mozzarellas are stretch-tested to achieve a minimum standard of 40cm. Other important characteristics we test for are baking performance of small, even blistering, golden colour and ideal oil off. This delivers the authentic pizza experience that consumers’ desire.
Mozzarella should melt well as it plays a role in holding the pizza toppings on the base (the glue).
Consumers also eat with their eyes so it’s important to melt well for visual appeal with golden blistering, minimal free oil and good coverage.
Taste is important to consumers and our research shows that a mild, milky taste is preferred by consumers. Mild flavour harmonises with other ingredients such as the base sauce, pizza toppings, or other blended cheeses.
While Mozzarella is most commonly associated with pizza, its melty, stretchy quality makes it a great addition to other dishes too.