Ready for the ultimate night in? We’ve got everything you need to craft the perfect gourmet pizza at home and style it to your exact flavor specifications–just bring the dough! From classic melting cheeses to rich sauces and briny olives to smoked sausage, our selection of pizza essentials is your one-stop shop for crafting homemade pies from the comfort of your kitchen.
Got your dough ready? Good. Choosing a base sauce is the first step to packing your pizza with loads of flavor. If you’re looking for that classic marinara-style tomato sauce, look no further. Otamot Organic Essential Sauce is a thick and smooth tomato-forward spread that’s made with a whole handful of bright fruits and veggies, making it as nutritious as it is delicious. Want to kick things up a notch? Otamot also makes a traditional organic vodka sauce that’s rich and creamy. For the spice lovers out there, we recommend a zesty base like 1932 Arrabbiata Sauce. Arrabbiata is an authentic Italian tomato sauce that’s packed with red chili pepper, giving it some serious heat.
When it comes to making the perfect pizza, a cheese that melts beautifully is key. Mozzarella is the traditional cheese of choice, so for an extra-mouthwatering pie, we like to go with Murray’s Buffalo Mozzarella. The buffalo milk adds some creamy intensity, and the saltiness of the mozz is the perfect complement to a rich tomato sauce. However, if you’re looking to get a little funky, try some Taleggio. Bold and fruity, this semi-soft Italian washed rind slices and melts easily, and brings a complex, savory edge to any bite.
Now it’s time to make it your own! Get creative with your toppings and mix and match flavors. When it comes to meat, we love a flavored salami or pepperoni. To add some smoky savor, try Vermont Smoke & Cure Pepperoni–thick and snappy, this maple-smoked pepperoni is sure to wow on a simple cheese pie. For the adventurous eaters, give Vermont Salumi Fennel Salami a taste. This herbaceous charcuterie has a sweet, nuanced flavor that combines the herbaceous nature of the fennel spice and a touch of white wine with the rich, succulent pork, bringing out its more buttery undertones.
If you’re not into meat, we’ve got some perfect veggie-based toppings as well. Go salty, savory, and briny with classic Castelvetrano Olives, or get some sweeter fruit notes with our Marinated Sundried Tomatoes.
Want some more cheesy inspo? Head to our Great Taste hub to see our original pizza recipes and collaborations with NYC pizza spots.