Cheese Lovers Pizza – Mozzarella, Havarti, Pecorino & Grana Padano

At My Husband Makes Pies, we embrace both traditional and innovative approaches to pizza making. Today, we’re thrilled to create a pizza for cheese lovers, a rich ensemble of Mozzarella, Havarti, Pecorino, and Grana Padano. This is the ideal pie for those with a penchant for cheese indulgence.

Our Cheese Lovers Pizza harmoniously blends the creamy, meltability of Mozzarella, the buttery tang of Havarti, the sharp contrast of Pecorino, and the nutty sweetness of Grana Padano. This rich, cheesy quartet is offset by the peppery freshness of basil and pungent bite of garlic, with a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil tying all the flavors together.

This lavish blend of cheeses, coupled with garlic, basil, and EVOO, results in a robust yet harmonious flavor profile. The resulting pizza is both indulgent and comforting, an irresistible treat for all the cheese enthusiasts out there.

Cheese Lovers Pizza - Mozzarella, Havarti, Pecorino, and Grana Padano
Cheese Lovers Pizza - Mozzarella, Havarti, Pecorino, and Grana Padano
Cheese Lovers Pizza - Mozzarella, Havarti, Pecorino & Grana Padano

Cheese Lovers Pizza – Mozzarella, Havarti, Pecorino & Grana Padano

A dream come true for cheese enthusiasts. Boasting a harmonious blend of Mozzarella, Havarti, Pecorino, and Grana Padano, creating a luscious, melty symphony of flavors. The addition of EVOO, fresh garlic and fresh basil adds freshness and balance to this rich cheesy combination.
In crafting this indulgent pie, you'll embark on a culinary journey with straightforward ingredients and a dash of patience to perfect the dough and orchestrate the toppings. Our easy-to-follow guide ensures that you'll be savoring a slice of this cheese-centric pizza before you know it. Buon appetito! Remember to explore our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people


  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving


  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Pecorino cheese
  • Grana padano cheese
  • Havarti cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh basil leaves


  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Cheese: Finely grate both the pecorino and grana padano, tear the mozzarella into medium-sized pieces, and chop the havarti into similar-sized chunks. Set aside.
  • Prepare Garlic: Thinly slice the garlic clove, set aside.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: To assemble this pizza, begin by lightly drizzling some EVOO onto the base of the pie using a swift circular motion – being careful not to overdo it! Proceed by sprinkling a handful of grated Grana Padano, half a handful of Pecorino, and an even distribution of both low moisture and fresh Mozzarella, along with Havarti – make sure to keep it balanced, not overloaded. Add two or three basil leaves and finish with another subtle drizzle of EVOO.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once done, remove from oven, garnish with a few more fresh basil leaves and serve on a wooden peel or chopping board. Now it's time to enjoy your cheese lovers pizza!

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