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If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why pizza tastes so good, then keep reading to learn more! Science supports what we already know — pizza is totally tasty! There are so many different ingredients that can be used to make pizza that determining exactly what makes pizza delicious could be challenging. That being said, we’ll take a look at some of the pizzas we offer at The Pizza Press, the science behind pizza’s delicious taste, and what makes the perfect pizza.

At the Pizza Press, we want you to build your own pizza and discover how fun it is to customize it with toppings that are perfect for you. Stop by one of our pizzeria locations to discover the most delicious pizzas, salads, and craft beers you’ll ever enjoy.

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1. The Maillard Reaction

The Maillard Reaction, or browning reaction, refers to the chemical reaction that takes place between amino acids and sugars when they are exposed to temperatures above 284 degrees Fahrenheit. This reaction causes the ingredients to create flavor compounds that give foods like pizza a distinct flavor. The best part? Underneath the cheese and toppings, the dough remains soft and moist, which creates a unique mixed texture.

2. Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella is the best cheese to use when making a pizza due to its ability to melt, bubble, and brown better than any other cheese. What makes mozzarella so great is that it’s best when freshly made. Unlike most other cheeses, mozzarella is super soft and moist, which makes it ideal for baking on a pizza. When cooked, it becomes incredibly stretchy and adds a nice contrast to the crispy crust.

3. Diverse Topping Options

Whether you love meat, vegetables, fruit, or all of the above, you will find that almost any item can be used as a pizza topping. If you’re not a fan of veggies, you might be surprised to discover that when vegetables are smothered in delicious red sauce and mozzarella cheese, you almost don’t even notice them! In fact, we encourage you to try some of our signature pizzas that feature vegetables like artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes, roasted red bell peppers, and more.

4. Glutamate

Glutamate is known for its flavor-enhancing abilities and is naturally found in tomatoes and aged cheese, which are commonly used in making pizza. Basically, when glutamate hits your taste buds, it stimulates them to send pleasure signals to your brain, which makes it nearly impossible to resist reaching for a second or third slice! Don’t worry, no matter how many slices you eat, there’s no judgment here. We’re crazy about delicious pizza too!

Publish Your Pizza

At The Pizza Press, our pizzeria offers the opportunity to build your pizza with fresh and local ingredients, craft beers, which change locally and seasonally, fresh salads, and more. Whether you stop in for dinner with your family or meet up with friends, you’re sure to enjoy great food and fun at The Pizza Press. Hosting a party and looking for a caterer? Contact our pizzeria to get all your favorite menu items delivered to your home!