Calabria, the southern Italian region (the “toe of the boot”) is known for its picturesque landscapes, rugged mountains, idyllic beaches, and, of course, it’s food! if there’s anything you can come to expect from Calabrian food it’s the bold, spicy and hearty flavors.
And there’s nothing quite like the Calabrese Pizza, which honors and represents some of the best parts of Calabria’s rich food harvest. From its use of fresh tomatoes and spiced, dry-cured meats to spicy peppers and potent herbs – it makes for an amazing meal that’s sure to bring everyone to the table.
Whether you’re entertaining guests or looking for inspiration, Calabrese pizzas can come in many forms. There’s no standard! Each variation showcases a different part of Calabria, so there’s no chance you’ll get sick of making a delicious Calabrese pizza.
Get started with the perfect crust – the Stonefire® Artisan Thin Pizza Crust – it’s versatile enough to act as both a traditional or thin pizza crust. It’s baked in our patented stone oven to replicate the artisan techniques that give great pizza that perfect, hand-touched texture and delicious flavor. It took us years and many trips to Europe to perfect our pizza crusts; our dough is naturally fermented and contains no preservatives or artificial flavors.
As for what’s on top a Calabrese pizza… it’s spicy, hearty, and a meat lover’s paradise. In our Stonefire® Test Kitchen, our recipe has layers of crumbled Italian sausage and pepperoni slices held together with handfuls of mozzarella, parmesan cheese and a touch of red onions for that nice snap.
Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
It’s simple. It’s quick. And it’s delicious. Buon appetito!