Topping Encyclopedia: Gorgonzola on Pizza

In this article, we discuss if Gorgonzola belongs on Pizza. Spoiler: of course it does! There’s no cheese quite like Gorgonzola, and I’ll explain why below.

I enjoy this description of Gorgonzola “Gorgonzola tastes like a rustic barnyard nestled in a field of lush, green grass. While that might sound crazy, you’ll know what we mean once you try it. This blue cheese is full-flavored, salty, and earthy.” that comes from this fantastic guide to Gogonzola.

Gorgonzola on Pizza

As a blue cheese, Gorgonzola is a fairly uncommon pizza topping.

Gorgonzola, when used sparingly, adds an amazing flavour and texture to pizza, and can be used in either red or white pizzas with just about any combination of toppings.

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Did you know these Pizza facts?

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

Pizza fact 1: Happy’ Pizza in Cambodia is cooked with marijuana

Pizza fact 2: 350 slices of pizza are eaten each second in the U.S.

Pizza fact 3: The average slice of pizza is 25% protein

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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Gorgonzola 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;

  • Gorgonzola and Olives
  • Pineapple and Gorgonzola
  • Gorgonzola and Basil

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 Gorgonzola belong on Pizza?

Haven’t you being paying attention? Absolutely, it does! My favourite is pairing it with thinly sliced pear, on an olive oil sauce base.

And if you really won’t try Gorgonzola on pizza, there are many other cheeses to try on your pizzas as well.

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Try Gorgonzola on your next pizza!

In pizza circles, we never say no to any topping combination, unless we’ve tried it. Don’t ignore what you think are strange combinations unless you’ve actually tried them out yourself.

Go on, next pizza you have, try some Gorgonzola on it. Even perhaps some Basil?

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