Ripe for the Pickin’ (Fresh Tomatoes)

fresh tomatoes, summer tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes

Choose the right fresh tomatoes in your seasonal offerings People are passionate about fresh tomatoes. Communities across the country — like Fulton, California and Columbia, South Carolina — even honor the yearly harvest with tomato festivals. Pizza makers, too, show their affinity for the vegetable. (Yes, that’s right vegetable! Though scientifically designated a fruit, theMore »

You’re cured!

cured meats, pizza, pancetta

Bacon is great, but do you know your cured meats? From Papa Murphy’s Bacon, Bacon, Bacon Pizza to Little Caesar’s bacon-wrapped crusts, the delicious pork product has become America’s sweetheart. Riding on the bacon-mania wave, bacon’s more mature Italian cousins are starting to appear on American’s radars — and pizzas. Guanciale, pancetta, speck, prosciutto andMore »

Holy Ravioli!

spinach ravioli

Pillowy stuffed pockets are big movers in pizzerias   Stuffed pasta pillows, known as ravioli, have been filled with either beef or cheese for decades. It was that simple. Now with the Food Network’s popularity, the culinary arts have become such a highlight with more and more home cooks, chef wannabes and other great culinariansMore »

It’s a Stretch — Fresh Mozzarella

burrata, fresh mozzarella

Fresh mozzarella sets your pizzeria apart Scott Gittrich, president of Toppers Pizza, doesn’t mind his work commute. That’s because since 1998, Whitewater, Wisconsin-based Toppers Pizza, which has 70 locations across 11 states, has used a local cheese company as its primary supplier and manufacturer for its mozzarella. Located in Belgium, Wisconsin, the manufacturer receives milkMore »