Topping Encyclopedia: Cheddar on Pizza

In this article, we discuss if Cheddar belongs on Pizza. Spoiler: of course it does!

Apparently, cheddar cheese gets its name from a town called Cheddar in England, where there are caves that were used to store the cheese in. Legend has it that Cheddar was accidentally discovered over 800 years ago when a milkmaid left a pail of milk in the nearby Cheddar Gorge caves and returned days later to find it had turned into cheese.

These caves remain at a constant temperature of 7 degrees celcius, which is the perfect temperature for cheese to mature. Amazing!

Cheddar as a topping on Pizza

As a cheese, Cheddar is a fairly common pizza topping.

Cheddar This cheese just makes a great addition to just about any type of pizza you could imagine.

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Did you know these Pizza facts?

This doesn’t have anything to do with Cheddar on pizza, however here are three random pizza facts for you to sound like an expert;

Pizza fact 1: 93% of Americans have at least one slice of pizza per month

Pizza fact 2: Pizza wasn’t popular in America until after WWII

Pizza fact 3: The first documented pizzeria in the world was open in Port’Alba in Naples, Italy during the late 1800s

Bonus Pizza Fact: We have lots of pizza articles on our website.

…which of these pizza facts did you already know?

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Cheddar goes on Pizza with…

I’m a big believer in trying many combinations of pizza toppings, until you find the ones that suit you the best. However, to help you navigate the multitude of pizza styles and toppings, try these;

  • Cheddar and Bacon
  • Kale and Cheddar
  • Cheddar and Cherry tomatoes

Don’t stop at those though, keep trying various combinations and amounts. I prefer 3-6 toppings; any more, and my pizza is too heavy and no topping stands out very well. That’s just my personal taste though.

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Does Cheddar belong on Pizza?

Absolutely, it belongs on pizza! If you really won’t try Cheddar on pizza, there are many other cheeses to try on your pizzas as well.

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Try Cheddar on your next pizza!

What works for me may not work for you. Finding your favourite toppings is a trial and error process, which for me, is still going, decades after making my first ever pizza.

Go on, next pizza you have, try some Cheddar on it. Even perhaps some Cherry tomatoes?