Greetings all.. A post I made in the Panago thread got me thinking...
It is amazing how much more I enjoy a pizza when it has fresh mozzerella cheese on it as opposed to the typical bagged, pre-shredded, greasy garbage that 95% of all pizza places use. I rarely eat pizza, and I am pretty sure that this is the reason why. Because when I have a pizza made with quality cheese, I wish I could eat it every day. When I think of Pizza Pizza or anywhere else, I cringe at the thought of it for dinner.
I am by no means a cheese expert, so let me quickly refer you to this post http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/386419
If "bocconcini" is in fact different than just "fresh mozzerella" then I cannot tell the difference -- either one of these is what I am after.
With my limited knowledge of "good eats" spots around the GTA, only 3 pizza places even come to mind when I try to think of a place I can get a PROPER pizza margherita from, probably my favorite pizza because the cheese is one of the main stars.
One place is Pizzeria Libretto, of course -- which I definitely like, and I don't expect anyone else to have as nice of a wood-fired thin crust as they do, but I can live without a perfect crust as long as they have quality toppings.. One is Terroni, which is too pretentious from my experiences there, and I don't think they even do take out (do they?) and one is Peroni's pizzeria in Mississauga (from Restaurant Makeover)... Their "gimmick" is using "spelt" crust which is some kind of low-gluten grain.. I really don't see a noticeable difference with that but what they DO use for their margherita is fresh bocconcini cheese. They take it out in front of you from the liquid, hand slice it, and place it appropriately on the pizza.. and let me tell you, when its fresh out of the oven, its super stringy and chewy and is pretty tasty... it is my local spot alot of times because I actually live in Brampton/Mississauga
So this is my "appeal" I guess to most of you downtown people, or anywhere else in the GTA. Where have you gotten sliced, not grated, fresh mozzerella on your pizzas before? I am always looking for good alternatives to the 3 places I mentioned above, especially so I'm not always travelling out of my way neccessarily from my regular downtown chores to those specific locations
I know you guys will have something for me... I look forward to your comments