What Kind of Cheese Goes on Pizza?

Wednesday Nov 24, 2021

What cheese goes on pizza? We hear that question often, and the answer is simpler than you may think. You can put any kind of cheese on pizza that your heart desires! While mozzarella is certainly the most common, and many pizza lovers double up with an order of extra cheese, at Hungry Howie's® we don't put any limits on the delicious culinary creations cheese enthusiasts come up with. Over the past few years, pizza lovers have been expanding their horizons, adding new, different, and sometimes even gourmet cheese to the top of their pies. And we're all about it!

At Hungry Howie's®, when you order a pie you can rest assured that your pizza will come with 100% real mozzarella cheese. And if you really want to go crazy, you can order our famous Flavored Crust® for an extra mouthwatering burst of cheesy goodness. Our Flavored Crust® comes in cheese flavors including butter cheese and asiago cheese. But still, when looking at what kind of cheese goes on pizza, the limits are endless.

What Kind of Cheese Goes on Pizza?

Whatever type of cheese you're in the mood for, you can add it to the top of your pie. Take the Hungry Howie's Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Pizza, for instance. Not only is it piled high with mozzarella cheese, but we add in a heaping serving of cheddar cheese as well for extra flavor. Our Buffalo Chicken Pizza is another favorite that includes both mozzarella and cheddar cheese. With a little bit of sharpness in flavor, the cheddar complements the mozzarella perfectly combining for a delicious, gooey, savory bite each time.

Other common cheeses you can expect to find in a pizzeria include provolone cheese, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino-Romano cheese, and asiago. While these cheeses are no strangers to the delicious dish, they can help kick your pie up a notch. Many people like adding Parmesan cheese straight from the shaker to the top of their slices, while others go for the shredded varieties. 

Gourmet Cheese on Pizza

As chefs and pizza eaters alike get more creative, you're bound to see some new and interesting pies popping up. These pies may include cheese you never thought to put on pizza before, but after you see them you'll be dying to grab a slice!

Goat Cheese

Goat cheese is making a big name in the pizza world, and many foodies are choosing to pair it with other fresh toppings such as arugula, apple, and even dried berries. Drizzle it with a balsamic glaze and you have a gourmet pie ready to go!

Burrata Cheese

Burrata cheese is a soft, cow's milk cheese that is similar to mozzarella in both texture and taste. However, it has a creamier filling–generally one that is made from stracciatella and cream. 

Ricotta Cheese

When considering what cheese goes on pizza, ricotta is another crowd favorite. Often used in dollops on Margherita pies, ricotta is another creamy, satisfying cheese that adds an extra element of wow to any slice.

Gouda Cheese

Gouda is a semi-hard cheese that is often added to pies with pork and chicken. It has a rich flavor that is popular among foodies everywhere and the ability to find a smoked version complements meat-topped pizzas well.

Gruyere Cheese

Gruyere cheese is known for its complex palette of flavors, making it great for gourmet pizzas. People note that the cheese has flavor notes that range from nutty and earthy to hearty and savory, making it a favorite for pizzas with pepperoni, ham, and sausage.

Order a Cheese Pizza Tonight

What kind of cheese goes on pizza? Here at Hungry Howie's®, we say any kind of cheese can go on pizza! There are endless options and we're all about trying them all. Of course, we're partial toward our 100% real mozzarella cheese, which you will find on all of our pizza pies. It's delicious and mouthwatering, savory, gooey, warm, melty, and everything else you're looking for in an amazing pizza cheese. 

If you're in the mood for a delicious cheese pizza tonight, we can't blame you. Place an order for either carry-out or delivery at Hungry Howie's®. You can give us a call, or order online and use our convenient HowieTrack® to see where your pizza is each step of the way. Or, if you are in the neighborhood, stop on by hand grab your pizza to go. We always love to see our customers' smiling faces. 

And if you're in the mood to try something new and different, with another kind of cheese on your pizza, definitely check out the Hungry Howie® options that feature a bit of cheddar. You can't go wrong when you choose from our Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger Pizza or Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Of course, you can always add a cheddar topping to your favorite pie or build your own as well!