The Art of Neapolitan Pizza: A Journey through Tradition and Excellence
Neapolitan pizza is one of the most beloved and iconic dishes in the world. Its origin can be traced back to Naples, Italy, where it has been a staple of the local cuisine for centuries. Today, it is enjoyed around the globe and has become a symbol of Italian culture and culinary excellence.
At Artisan Wood Fired Kitchen, we take great pride in our Neapolitan-style pizzas. Our head chef has been cooking pizza for over 5 years and has made over 10,000 pizzas during that time. His passion for the craft is evident in every pizza he creates.
But our commitment to Neapolitan pizza goes beyond just passion - our head chef has also trained with the Vera Pizza Napoletana team to ensure that our pizzas are as authentic as possible. The Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) is an organization that promotes and protects the authenticity of Neapolitan pizza. To receive VPN certification, a pizzeria must meet strict requirements regarding ingredients, preparation, and cooking methods. Our head chef's training with the VPN team ensures that our pizzas meet those exacting standards.
What sets Neapolitan pizza apart from other styles of pizza is its strict adherence to traditional methods of preparation and cooking. According to the rules set forth by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN), an organization that promotes and protects the authenticity of Neapolitan pizza, the dough must be made from a specific type of flour, the sauce must be made from San Marzano tomatoes, and the pizza must be cooked in a wood-fired oven at a specific temperature for no more than 90 seconds. These rules ensure that each pizza is made with the utmost care and attention to detail, resulting in a pizza that is both delicious and authentic.
Today, Neapolitan pizza is enjoyed around the world and has become a symbol of Italian culture and culinary excellence. Its origins may be humble, but its impact on the culinary world is immeasurable. At Artisan Wood Fired Kitchen, we take pride in our Neapolitan-style pizzas and strive to adhere to the traditions that have made it such a beloved dish. Come in and try one for yourself - we guarantee you won't be disappointed!