As already noted, the fresh mozzarella cheese is a classic ingredient of Italian pizza, and its minimal processing offers a fresh taste with a light creamy texture. It can be found for sale in various shapes and sizes. It has a short shelf life and as soon as you open the package, it should be used within a week.
Provolone is semi-hard Italian cheese. Its taste can vary depending on consistency, sweet with a mild flavor and creamy texture to a spicy and solid. A great choice is to mix it with mozzarella to enhance the flavor.
Parmigiano-Reggiano is certified product of Italy, which is cooked for 12 to 36 months. Not to be confused with the Parmesan, which is greatly inferior to him. Parmigiano Reggiano has a more loose structure and nutty flavor, which is much more intense. It also contains considerably less salt, this cheese is perfect for cooking pizza.
Grana Padano is also a certified Italian cheese, which you can use in the pizza. It is similar to Parmigiano Reggiano, but less bright flavor.
Pizza lovers should pay attention to the Pecorino Romano is a certified cheese made in Tuscany from sheep's milk. It has soft creamy consistency and delicate flavor.
Gouda is a hard yellow cheese made from cow's milk. It has a thick crust and has a strong smoky flavor. This cheese is best used in pizza sliced, as it does not melt, and when heated has a very thick and creamy texture. It goes well with bacon, fried onions or vegetables. Any pizza looks great a mixture of one part of the Gouda with four parts mozzarella.
Blue cheese goes well with fresh vegetables, e.g. cherry tomatoes and arugula. You can use it as a bottom layer or cook it into a sauce.
Soft cheese (like mascarpone) can be a great alternative to the classic, and used in pizza both in pure form and mixed with herbs and spices. Try to brush pizza base or spread out and in small pieces on top of other ingredients.
Processed cheese can also be used in some types of pizza, especially when combined with sausage or ham. Because processed cheese has a soft creamy consistency, it is recommended to spread it over the pizza base, and top add the remaining ingredients.