Five Cheese & Basil Pizza

Cheese lovers, this one’s for you! A simple yet delicious 5 cheese and basil pizza with fresh mozza, low moisture mozza, truffle cheese, smoked cheddar, and grana padano.

Five Cheese with Basil Homemade Pizza
Five Cheese with Basil Homemade Pizza
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Five Cheese and Basil Pizza Pie

Fresh mozzarella, low moisture mozzarella, truffle cheese, smoked cheddar, and grana padano come together in a creamy, cheesy masterpiece. The addition of EVOO and fresh basil adds a touch of freshness and balance to the rich cheesy combination.
To make this decadent pie, you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this 5 cheese and basil pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
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
  • 1 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Grana Padano cheese
  • Truffle cheese
  • Smoked cheddar
  • 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: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Tear the fresh mozzarella low moisture mozzarella, truffle and smoked cheddar cheeses into medium-sized pieces. Finely grate grana padano. 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: Start by lightly drizzling some EVOO on the base of the pie (use a swift circular motion, being careful not to overdo it!). Next, sprinkle a handful of grated Grana Padano and an even amount of the mozzarella cheeses, truffle cheese, and smoked chedda (again, be sure not to overload). Add three or four basil leaves and finish with another light 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 the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Enjoy your 5 cheese and basil pizza with a cold drink and some good company!

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