It’s subjective, but there’s definitely a few elements which, if you get them right, makes it all come together.
So let’s start… (This is describing a Margherita… naturally)
- The Base – It MUST be thin… and crispy.
- Sauce – The tomato sauce needs to be high quality, tasty. Which means it stays away from being sour or too sharp. Secret ingredient here is a little bit of brown sugar (kinda the same as pasta sauce), adding basil also adds a great dimension to the taste.
- The Cheese. – A nice melty cheese is key here, and nothing with too strong a taste on its own. Gouda, Cheddar, Mozzarella are good options. Better if all three together.
- Garnish with other mixed herbs.
That’s what makes a great pizza. To me anyway, as I said… it’s subjective.