#15: Big Blue Pizza Recipe 4/1/10

Big Blue Pizza

Continuing to branch out in my cheese selection, this week I took on blue cheese, the pungent cheese. Blue cheese is one of the few cheeses that Andrew does not like so I called on my friend Nicole to be my pizza guinea pig this week.

I did a little research on blue cheese and discovered there are many varieties, way more than I was aware of. The money saving cheese guy from Wegmans helped me pick out a tasty and affordable buttermilk blue cheese. This Wisconsin cheese is a three-time 1st place winner at the Wisconsin State Fair and two-time 3rd place winner at the World Dairy Expo so it must be good. I was feeling really adventurous this week and also included caramelized onions in this recipe. The onions didn’t get to the point of caramelizing, I wasn’t patient enough, but they did turn out quite good. Also included; a light sprinkling of mozzarella cheese, sautéed Granny Smith apple and baby spinach. The last topping to go on the pizza was the blue cheese.

After a few minutes in the oven, the pungent aroma quickly filled the kitchen and it was all you could smell once it was on the table. When I bit into a slice I could taste the other toppings, however the blue cheese was definitely the dominating flavor. The next time I use a strong cheese I will be sure to ease up on the quantity because a little goes such a long way, while a lot was way too much! Nicole, being such a supportive friend, took on the pungent pizza and said it was great! That’s true friendship!

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3 responses to “#15: Big Blue Pizza Recipe 4/1/10

  1. Holly Anderson

    Okay, you have INSPIRED me! Griffin is having his girlfriend, Lily, over later today. She is a great sport with a wonderful sense of adventure. She gave a thumbs up to the pesto, fresh mozz and roasted red pepper flat bread pizza we had a couple of weeks ago. I think I am going to try your brie, capicola and olive blend. I am going to save time and skip the garlic roasting. They like some sort of sauce, so I’ll see what I can find to substitute for that. It’s a gorgeous day… and it’s Spring! Thanks for helping us all get creative!

    • I’m so glad I have inspired you! And what a great pizza to have today. If we were free I’m sure Andrew would invite us over because it was his favorite! Be sure to slice the brie very thin, not in chunks like I did. Enjoy!!!

  2. it was delicious! i loved it!

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