Detroit-Style Pizza with Buholzer Brothers® Brick Cheese

1 Pizza – Serves 4


Pizza Dough
  • 6 grams granulated sugar 
  • 9 grams salt
  • 5 grams of dry yeast
  • 220 grams warm water
  • 5 grams of olive oil
  • 325 grams bread flour
  • 3 grams of olive oil

Pizza *for 10″ x 14″ pan*
  • 5 grams of olive oil
  • 340 grams of Buholzer Brothers® Brick Cheese, ground with a meat grinder
  • 45 grams / 30 slices of sliced pepperoni
  • Tomato sauce made with:
    • 230 grams crushed whole tomatoes 
    • 230 grams tomato sauce
    • 3 grams dried oregano
    • 3 grams of powdered garlic


Pizza Dough
  1. Mix sugar, salt, and yeast together in the bowl of a stand mixer
  2. Add water and mix
  3. Add olive oil and flour and mix by hand with dough hook until dough comes together
  4. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer and knead until pulls away from the bowl clean, about 7 minutes, adding small amounts of flour if needed
  5. Remove from bowl and form into a ball
  6. Add olive oil to the mixing bowl and place dough ball in the bowl, coating with oil
  7. Cover with a towel and allow to rest until double in volume

Pizza *for 10″ x 14″ pan*
  1. Preheat oven to 485°F
  2. Add olive oil to the pizza pan and spread to coat
  3. Add dough and press into place
  4. Top with pepperoni
  5. Add two-thirds of the Buholzer Brothers® Brick Cheese starting with edging the dough with cheese contacting the pan edges, top the rest of the dough with the remaining one-third of the cheese
  6. Top the cheese with the sauce separating it into three horizontal rows.  Do not spread the sauce out.
  7. Place in the hot oven and bake 10-12 minutes
  8. Remove from the oven and use a spatula to remove the pizza from the pan sliding it onto a serving board or tray
  9. Cut and serve warm

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