Fontina, Prosciutto Cotto, and Arugula Pizza
Here’s a great pizza from Kelly Whitaker of Boulder’s fabulous Pizzeria Basta.
We asked him to create something on the spot, using Bel Gioioso Fontina cheese and he quickly pulled together a few other great ingredients: speck (smoked prosciutto), regular prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, local mushrooms, and a garnish of arugula. We all loved it! (I got to eat the slice you see me with in the video but the production crew devoured the rest, and a few others as well!!)
One point of note: Kelly is using –00–flour (low protein, Italian-style pizza flour), but it’s not imported from Italy. Instead, it comes from San Francisco’s Giusto Mills, the very same mill that supplied my flour when I had Brother Juniper’s Bakery many years ago. It’s a small world….
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