Why Is Mozzarella the Best Pizza Cheese?

Did you know that June 4th was National Cheese Day? It’s a pretty big day, we know, but don’t worry if you missed it. In pizza shops, every day is National Cheese Day. Cheese is an essential ingredient in pizza, so we’re pretty passionate about it here at Alley Cat Pizza. We use multiple varieties of cheese on our specialty pizzas and in our subs, but the most important cheese, when it comes to pizza, is mozzarella. But why is that?


In this article, we’re taking a look at why mozzarella is the best pizza cheese.


It’s perfectly stretchy and melty.

Part of the experience of eating pizza is picking up a slice from the box and watching the cheese stretch. That’s due to the high moisture content of mozzarella, which makes it stretchy when melted. The moisture content also makes mozzarella melt evenly without becoming too dry or too greasy.


It has a mild and versatile flavor.

There are some cheeses, bleu cheese, for example, that have a strong and distinct flavor. When you’re making pizza, however, you want the flavors to blend together, especially when it comes to the basic ingredients. The cheese provides a base for the toppings, so you don’t want it to overpower the other ingredients on your pizza. Mozzarella’s mild flavor easily compliments the flavors of other savory toppings, including other cheeses.


It gets brown and crispy.

Nobody likes burnt pizza, but you do want the cheese to get ever so slightly brown and crispy when baked. When exposed to high heat, mozzarella does just that, adding flavor and creating a slightly crispy texture around the edges of the cheese, giving the pizza experience that little extra something that you can’t quite put your finger on but you’d notice if it were missing.


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Celebrate cheese at your favorite pizza shops!

It might seem a bit silly to have “National Day” to celebrate every little thing, but enjoying life is about enjoying the little things. And sometimes those little things aren’t so little. There’s nothing quite like gathering with friends and family around a meal from your favorite pizza shops to enjoy good food and each other’s company.


Hungry? Stop in and see how Alley Cat stands out from other pizza shops. You can even order online!