Blue cheese is not used on pizza anywhere as often as other cheeses, especially mozzarella and parmesan, but it can be a great ingredient if you know how much to use and what to combine it with.
Blue cheese is a goat's milk or cow's milk cheese with a bluish-green or blue mold growing in it. The mold is from mold spores. A lot of modern blue versions are either injected with mold or the mold is mixed in with the curds. This is to ensure an even distribution. Roquefort is injected with mold and Gorgonzola has the mold combined with the curds. A lot of blue type of cheeses still need to be aged in the original caves where they developed their reputations and names, to make them authentic.
Types of Pizza with Blue Cheese
There are various ways in which you can use blue types of cheese to make a pizza recipe. First of all, you might like to make a four cheese pizza recipe. This is one of the most popular types of pizza and you can spread your favorite pizza sauce recipe over the crust and then add four different cheeses to the pizza.
Mozzarella, Parmesan, Emmental and Roquefort might be a flavorful combination but you can use any cheeses you fancy. Use mainly mozzarella, because it has the mildest flavor, then Emmental, and only a little parmesan and blue cheese, because they are very strong tasting.
You might like to make a pizza sauce recipe with melted blue cheese, and then match the toppings to the flavor of the sauce. A blue cheese sauce, even one which does not contain that much blue cheese, is going to have a sharp, salty flavor, so you will need to match the toppings accordingly.
If you use a blue cheeses in your pizza sauce, you can use chicken, beef, mushrooms, onions, garlic, pineapple, bell pepper, and similar ingredients for the topping. Avoid anything too salty like anchovies or pepperoni because the sauce will already make the pizza sufficiently salty.
Recipe for Blue Cheese Pizza with Spinach and Tomato
This is such an easy recipe and you can use your favorite variety of cheese to make it. Feel free to use fresh basil leaves instead of the fresh spinach, if you prefer. This pizza takes about five minutes to prepare and twelve minutes to cook, making it the perfect solution if you are looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe.
What you will need:
- 1 package readymade pizza crust dough
- 3 1/2 oz blue verity cheese
- 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1 sliced tomato
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
How to make it:
Preheat the oven to 430 degrees F. Roll out the dough on a floured board, then spread it to cover a twelve inch diameter pizza pan or baking sheet. Arrange the spinach leaves over the pizza crust.
Mash the cheese using a fork, and then scatter it over the spinach leaves. Arrange the tomato slices on top, then the mozzarella. Bake the pizza for about twelve minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.Using Blue Cheese in Pizza Recipes
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