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Mozzarella Cheese Secret To Perfect Pizza: Study

Update Date: Aug 30, 2014 05:47 PM EDT

The best cheese for pizza is the mozzarella cheese, according to a new study. 

This is because, it entices those who are really hungry and makes them want to eat pizza more. 

Researchers studied how cheese affects the pizza. They created different pizzas using different cheese like Edam, Gruyere, cheddar and mozzarella. Researchers also tried various kinds of cheese on the pizza and baked the recipe. Apart from trying out different forms of pizzas, researchers also changed the levels of water and oil to see what factors affect the taste and look of pizza. 

"Pizza browning and blistering seems like a totally trivial question," study coauthor Bryony James, PhD, a materials engineer at the University of Auckland, said in a video about the study. "You stuff your pizza in the oven, and it's clearly going to brown and blister."

Based on the results, researchers concluded that the mozzarella was the best choice. 

 "Different cheeses can be employed on 'gourmet' style pizzas in combination with Mozzarella," researchers added. 

The study "Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheeses, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality," was published in the August 2014 issue of The Journal of Food Science. 

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