Crescenza Cheese Pizza Recipe
Have you ever heard of Crescenza Cheese before? I know I have not, and so excited for this month’s Dairy MAX #QuarantineKitchenCookingClub. Pizza is a staple in our household, and now that it is cooling off in Austin, Texas, turning on the oven to make pizza is not too hot. Living in central Texas, I have definitely learned when to turn on the oven and when NOT to, to help keep the house cool in those summer months.
Before we jump into the recipe, let’s learn a bit about Crescenza Cheese! This cheese is from northern Italy and was originally made from the rich milk of cows that had just come down from the summer mountaintop grazing. It’s very creamy, with a slight tartness flavor! Big thank you to the Mozzarella Company for sending me the cheese so I can try to make pizza.
- 1 packet of pizza dough
- 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 5 oz Crescenza
- 4 oz Prosciutto
- 1-2 c fresh arugula
- Preheat oven to 425˚F.
- Place pizza dough on a lightly oiled pan. ( follow the directions on the packaged pizza dough)
- Top crust with slices 1/4 inch slices Crescenza.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the top and bottom of the crust is nicely browned.
- Take out of the oven and top with prosciutto- if you want to cook the prosciutto a bit place back in the oven for2-5 minutes
- Take Pizza out of the oven and top with arugula.
- Slice and serve immediately
Pizza is always a household favorite with us and trying new ways to add interesting flavors has been a challenge. The Crescenza is so creamy and melts evenly and the taste with the prosciutto is perfect. Leave a comment below if you have made pizza at home and what toppings you have tried.
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Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties.
She is the owner and founder of I Live Well Nutrition her Dietitian practice which started in 2007 and serves clients in the Austin, Texas area in two locations. Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.