Handmade Pizza with Gorgonzola DOP Piccante Riserva, Ricotta and Pear Recipe

Handmade Pizza with Gorgonzola DOP Piccante Riserva, Ricotta and Pear Recipe

The Elegance of Gorgonzola

The Gorgonzola DOP Piccante Riserva offers a creaminess and piquancy that lingers on the palate in this simple, elegant handmade pizza recipe. Perfect for transitional seasons. 


For the Crust:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup of warm water

For the Toppings:

  • A handful of fresh thyme leaves
  • One large ripe pear, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ c Blue Cheese Gorgonzola DOP Piccante Riserva
  • ¼ c of ricotta cheese


  1. Prepare the Dough: Begin by combining your dry ingredients—flour, salt, sugar—and make a well in the center. Dissolve your yeast in warm water and allow it to sit until it becomes frothy. Pour this mixture into your well and knead until you have a soft dough. Allow it to rest for an hour.
  2. Preheat Your Oven: As your dough rises gracefully, preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C).
  3. Roll Out Your Dough: On a floured surface unveil the beauty of your rested dough by rolling it out into your desired pizza shape.
  4. Adorn with Ricotta: With gracefulness spread a generous layer of ricotta cheese onto your base; this will be the canvas upon which our masterpiece will be built.
  5. The Artistry Of Pear And Thyme: Arrange slices of ripe pear; let each slice be kissed by sprigs of fresh thyme.
  6. The Crown Jewel – Gorgonzola DOP Piccante Riserva: Now crumble pieces from our star ingredient; let its rich textures and bold flavors stand as testament to its Italian heritage.
  7. Bake To Perfection: Allow this creation to bake in the preheated oven for about ten minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted.
  8. Serve with Elegance: Slice your pizza into wedges, and with a flourish. The combination of thyme, pear, and the robust Gorgonzola DOP Piccante Riserva will delight your guests!

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