The Sofia

Recipe created by Christian Patriarca from Slice420 in Colorado Springs, CO
2021 Fior·di·Latte Recipe Contest Finalist


The inspiration behind this one of a kind pizza recipe is Christian's daughter Sofia and her journey which has been roller coaster and a triumph. This pizza defines Sofia as she is spicy, she’s sweet, she’s smooth and different. Sofia shows so much character whether going through surgery or having a good time. This pizza has a lot of character, textures and tastes, but they all come together harmoniously, just like her.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

The Sofia Yield: One 18" Pizza
  • 20 oz. Pizza dough, slacked
  • 4 oz. Olive oil
  • 2 oz. Garlic, minced
  • 1 oz. Grande Romano, grated
  • 1 oz. Grande Asiago, shredded
  • 1 oz. Grande Parmesan, shredded
  • Dried oregano, to taste
  • 11.43 oz. (1 log) Grande Cepponelli Fresh Mozzarella, drained
  • 4 oz. Grande Whole Milk Mozzarella, shredded
  • 14 slices Pepperoni, jumbo
  • 30 slices Pepperoni, cupped
  • 3 oz. Pickled cherry peppers
  • 4 oz. Caramelized onions
  • 3 oz. Grande Sopraffina® Ricotta
  • Fresh basil, chopped, to taste
  • 1 oz. Hot honey

DIRECTIONS

The Sofia
  1. Stretch pizza dough to 18” round.
  2. Mix olive oil with minced garlic and brush evenly over the crust.
  3. Combine grated Grande Romano, shredded Grande Asiago, shredded Grande Parmesan and sprinkle over the dough and add dried oregano to taste.
  4. Slice 1 log Grande Cepponelli Fresh Mozzarella into 12 slices; arrange 5 slices evenly over pizza. Reserve 7 slices.
  5. Top with shredded Grande Whole Milk Mozzarella, 14 jumbo slices of pepperoni and 30 slices of cupped pepperoni.
  6. Add pickled cherry peppers and caramelized onions.
  7. Dollop Grande Sopraffina Ricotta over the pizza and top with grated Grande Romano.
  8. Bake at 600°F for 6 to 9 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  9. Remove pizza from oven and finish with a blend of grated Grande Romano, shredded Grande Asiago, shredded Grande Parmesan to taste and a drizzle of hot honey.
  10. Cut into slices.