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What Makes Wood Fired Pizza Taste Better?

Nothing beats that smoky, rich, charcoal flavour of a hot wood-fired pizza. Wood-fired pizza restaurants have popped up all over the country, quickly overtaking pizza chains in popularity. So, we all know that wood-fired pizza tastes better than deep-dish pizza, but why is this so? Is it the smoky flavour? The high heat? The fresher toppings? In this post, we’ll explain exactly what makes wood-fired pizza taste better than any other pizza.

The wood

It may seem obvious, but the wood used when cooking a wood-fired pizza is one of the main things that makes this pizza taste better. Using a wood-fired oven is the only way to infuse that smoky, authentic, charcoal flavour into the pizza. It’s no secret either; the original Italian pizza makers from hundreds of years ago always used wood to fire their ovens, and that’s why they’re still using wood today.

The texture

Wood-fired pizza has an unbeatable texture. It’s crispy yet doughy, crunchy yet fluffy. The reason wood-fired pizza has that great texture is partly due to the super fresh dough that you use and partly due to the high heat of the wood-fired oven. These ovens can produce incredibly high temperatures around 400 degrees Celsius, resulting in the perfectly textured pizza. Conventional ovens have been known to make a pizza either too crunchy, with no chewiness about it, or too oily with no crunch. Wood-fired pizza ovens produce consistently well-textured pizzas every time.

High temperature

As said before, wood-fired pizza ovens produce high temperatures. This is another reason why wood-fired pizza tastes so much better. Due to the high heat, your pizza cooks quicker, meaning it doesn’t need to spend so much time in the oven. This not only adds to a fantastic texture, but it also keeps your ingredients fresher than a conventional oven. Your fresh toppings like meats, veggies and cheeses retain more of their nutrients and taste much fresher in a wood-fired pizza oven.

The ingredients

When you’re making pizza in your wood-fired oven, you get to choose all the freshest ingredients, all your favourite flavours and knead the dough to perfection. Your ingredients won’t be coming out of the freezer, as they do at all the big pizza chains – they’ll be coming from the farm to your table! This makes wood-fired pizza unbeatably fresh. All of these factors make wood-fired pizza taste so much better than any other pizza on the market. So, if you’re ready to commit to a life of good pizza only, then it’s time to invest in your very own wood-fired pizza oven. The Wood Fired Co engineer world-class pizza ovens right here in Australia, using Aussie materials to create a durable wood-fired oven. Check out their stunning range at affordable prices online, or contact The Wood Fired Co today to start your journey.

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