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Putting cheese on top of the meat - Crime against humanity?

soypower Oct 21, 2009 09:45 AM

So instead of my usual pizza joint that doesn't deliver, I got lazy last night and ordered from a chain that does. It was also about half the price. But oh god, why oh why, did they have to put the cheese on top of the meat? Don't they realize that the meat doesn't get a chance to crisp up and instead makes the crust soggy with meat juices? Ergh.

This is a crime against humanity, is it not?

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    Janet from Richmond RE: soypower Oct 21, 2009 09:51 AM

    Nope. One of my very favorite pizza places here in Richmond has a lovely thin crust, the best pizza sauce I've ever had, then toppings and then the cheese. Little pieces of the toppings stick out and get crusty. It's perfect.

    1. soypower RE: soypower Oct 21, 2009 12:33 PM

      Although it tasted terrible hot, it's wonderful cold. Go figure.

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        Janet from Richmond RE: soypower Oct 22, 2009 05:59 AM

        That is funny. Who would have thought?

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        worldwarz RE: soypower Oct 23, 2009 03:14 AM

        Most Detroit style pizza is made that way. But Detroit style has a nice thick crust so it never gets soggy.

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          BobB RE: worldwarz Oct 23, 2009 07:39 AM

          Soggy shmoggy - if the pepperoni is not on top it can't get those crisp, almost burnt edges that define pepperoni pizza perfection. I vote to condemn!

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            mcsheridan RE: BobB Oct 25, 2009 08:32 AM

            I second your vote! Guilty, guilty, guilty!

        2. ScubaSteve RE: soypower Oct 25, 2009 01:49 PM

          this is the way they do it at Santarpio's in East Boston. it's really good.

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            hsk RE: soypower Oct 25, 2009 02:34 PM

            I prefer cheese on top because it gets nice and golden and keeps the toppings cooked but moist. I don't like pizzas where all the toppings are dry and burnt on top, I always wondered why some places do it that way (now I know).

            If the crust gets soggy it's usually because the stone isn't hot enough, doesn't have anything to do with where the cheese is.

            1. EWSflash RE: soypower Oct 25, 2009 07:00 PM

              soypower, you have a real thing going- not to disrespect you, but you should be sure what order your pizza place puts their ingredients before you order. For your sake and the sake of wherever you're ordering.

              1. jfood RE: soypower Oct 25, 2009 07:08 PM

                On a thin crust then toppings on top of cheese. In addition to the crispier Pepperoni and thoroughly cooked bacon and sausage, it is the only way to know which piece to keep and which to give away when serving. :-))

                Now if you are talking about Chicago Stuffed Pizza, then it does not matter.

                1. alixium RE: soypower Oct 25, 2009 07:30 PM

                  I live in Montreal, and have yet to see a pizza place that puts the meat over the cheese. When I travel to the US I suffer the culture-shock of meat-topped pizzas. I like it both ways. They are just different.

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                    scuzzo RE: alixium Oct 25, 2009 11:27 PM

                    I like both ways as well. I do enjoy pepperoni slices that get a bit crispy around the edges. But when I make it at home, i put the cheese on top. I do love browned cheese on the top of a pizza.

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