May 18 2021

Italian pizza, a top secret recipe!

The origins of the pizza

The word “pizza” is believed to come from a medieval Latin word referring to flatbreads. Originally a specialty from Naples, it was topped with various ingredients and baked in the oven. Only in the 18th century did tomatoes become one of the main ingredients in pizzas!

The art of making this iconic Italian dish is taken very seriously. It was even awarded UNESCO* World Heritage status is 2017.

Our new "00" flour, to achieve a perfect dough without fail!

See our recipe for making pizza dough.

Ingredients needed:

The tomato sauce

Just as important as the dough, the tomato sauce is an integral part of the pizza! We created a special sauce for your pizzas. Made with authentic Italian tomatoes ripened under the Mediterranean sun, our tomato sauce is simmered over low heat with other fresh, aromatic local ingredients, letting you enjoy the taste and texture of a true homemade sauce!

The toppings

It is now time to let your tastes guide your creativity!

Check out our Classic Pizza recipe.

 Here are some of the world’s most popular recipes:

  • Margherita: Tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil, olive oil
  • Regina: Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms
  • Napoletana: Tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, black olives, oregano, olive oil
  • Roman: Tomato sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, oregano, olive oil
  • Sicilian: Tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil, anchovies, capers, mushrooms, artichoke, ham, olives, olive oil
  • Four seasons: Tomato sauce and vegetables, each representing one season
  • Four cheeses: Tomato, mozzarella and other cheeses, depending on local specialties
  • Calzone (derived from the Italian word for “stocking”): Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, egg
  • Hawaiian: Tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, pineapple

Cooking your pizza

Traditional Neapolitan pizza is baked in a wood-fired oven at 400 degrees Celsius in just 50 seconds! But don’t worry, your home oven will work just as well.

Did you know that…

According to a study carried out by the Milan Institute for Pharmacological Research in 2003, eating artisanal or homemade pizza several times a week may lower the risk of some cancers. The ingredients used to make it, including extra virgin olive oil, vegetables and tomatoes, are very similar to the staples of the Mediterranean diet.

The first American pizzeria opened in Manhattan’s Little Italy neighbourhood. The Americans adapted the recipe based on locally available products. That is why American pizza is thicker, less crispy and oiler than Italian pizza

Sources:  Fine dining lovers / Wikipedia / Cuisine gastronomie / cuisine de A à Z

*UNESCO World Heritage: The UNESCO World Heritage designation refers to cultural and natural properties of outstanding universal value. It has been updated every year since 1978 by the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), one of the UN’s specialized institutions. Italy is the country with the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 53.