One of the things that makes pizza pretty much the most perfect food in the universe is that it combines two of the most wonderful ingredients in the universe: bread and cheese. But if you are loyal to your local pizzeria’s basic pie, then chances are you’ve been missing out on some of the best cheeses to put on your pizza. Mozzarella may be a classic, but there are so many other possibilities out there.
If you are one of those people who keeps it old-school with plain old dough, sauce, and cheese, then you are seriously limiting yourself. It’s time to open your arms to a whole new world of unending, cheesy goodness. Just think of all the unique pizza toppings you haven’t yet tasted, and the pizza hacks that you haven’t yet explored. It’s truly mind-boggling, and the first step to remedying your lack of pizza diversity is to seek out some new, irresistible cheese recipes.
Your tomato-mozzarella pizza will always be waiting for you after you branch out and explore one of these 11 pizza alternatives. After all, there is no such thing as too much cheese, and no such thing as too much pizza. The options are truly endless — and these pizzas are just the start of your cheesy adventures.
1. Cheddar: Black Bean Pizza With Whole Wheat Crust
2. Alfredo Sauce: Spinach Prosciutto Alfredo Pizza
Sure, Alfredo sauce counts as cheese. Especially when it's as delectable on pizza as it is in this spinach pie by Damn Delicious.
3. Gorgonzola: Dandelion Green Pesto, Fresh Fig, And Gorgonzola Pizza
Half Baked Harvest's take on a produce-topped pizza is nothing short of gourmet, so clearly the perfect cheese is just as divine.
4. Ricotta: Cantaloupe Dessert Pizza
Who says pizza is just for dinner? Not A Spicy Perspective. Ricotta makes a wonderful base for a sweet pizza (but it's also just as good on your traditional tomato pie).
5. Blue Cheese: Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Pizza With Chipotle Blue Cheese Avocado Drizzle
This pizza combines all your favorite game day snacks into one, beautiful blue cheese-topped pizza. Thanks, Half Baked Harvest.
6. Pepper Jack: Spicy Pepper Jack And Chicken Pizza
If you're in for a spicy kick, don't shy away from the pepper jack. My Baking Addiction proves that this cheese tastes just right on a flatbread-style pizza.
7. Goat Cheese: Fig, Bacon, And Goat Cheese Pizza
To keep things light and fresh, A Cozy Kitchen smears some goat cheese on this refreshing pie.
8. Parmesan: Blueberry And Spinach White Sauce Pizza
A Beautiful Mess' white sauce pizza, made with Parmesan cheese and Greek yogurt, also makes for a savory-sweet dish.
9. Asiago: Creamy Spinach Artichoke Pizza
Think of your favorite spinach-artichoke dip, and imagine it on top of a pizza. That's the essence of Mel's Kitchen Cafe's mouth-watering pizza.
10. Feta: Grilled Greek Pizza
For a unique, Mediterranean take on pizza, A Spicy Perspective sprinkles on some crumbled feta to make this veggie-filled pie even better.
11. Brie: Four-Cheese Pizza
This is a cheese pizza to end all cheese pizzas. I Am A Food Blog mixes together mozzarella, Parmesan, brie, and ricotta for the gooiest, cheesiest pizza of all time.
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