A Guide to Regional Pizza Varieties and Production Methods From Neapolitan to New York Style

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It’s pretty incredible that you can explore the country, and even the world, through pizza. Every regional pizza has a different story to tell through ingredients and assembly. While New York styles of pizza are the most popular in the USA, there’s no reason to limit your brand on what kinds of pizza it can offer to your customers. So many different styles of pizza exist, as well as regional pizza styles. From white pizza to Margherita pizza and from Chicago deep dish to Neapolitan, your brand can offer these different styles of pizza to your customers. This article is a guide to regional pizza varieties and production methods, which are all possible to make with Quantum automation. Offering a number of types of pizza is a great way to reach new customers. Let’s start with New York styles of pizza.

New York Styles of Pizza

In a guide to regional pizza varieties and production methods, it makes the most sense to start with New York styles of pizza. This is the most traditional type of pizza in the USA, and perhaps the most iconic. New York pizza can be made with thinner crusts and is known to have wide and foldable slices. This style of pizza is usually very cheesy and customers can choose to have pepperoni and/or mushroom toppings as well. 

New York pizza is usually the default pizza. In this guide to regional pizza varieties and production methods, we’ll spend more time on other regional pizza styles since your brand likely offers New York-style pizza.

Regional Pizza Styles

While New York pizza is iconic, there are other regional pizza styles that customers all over the world enjoy and even prefer. Here are a few regional pizza styles that your brand can create with Quantum automation in this guide to regional pizza varieties and production methods.

Neapolitan Pizza 

This type of pizza originates from Naples, Italy. Neapolitan pizza usually has a thin and chewy crust. For toppings, it includes mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, basil, and olive oil. This pizza is typically more savory than other types of pizza.

Chicago Deep-Dish

Chicago deep-dish pizza is also iconic but for its pie-like structure. Unlike other pizzas, this pizza has a deep crust that’s thick and buttery. It has cheese and can include meat and vegetables. Tomato sauce is then poured on top for the final topping.

Sicilian Pizza

Sicilian pizza is square and has a thick and soft crust. It can include other traditional pizza toppings like cheese and tomato sauce as well as Mediterranean toppings like olives and anchovies. 

Detroit Style Pizza

Detroit pizza is square in shape and has a thick and airy crust. With Detroit pizza, the tomato sauce is usually applied first, and then cheese and other toppings.

Californian Pizza

Your brand can have fun with Californian pizza. This type of pizza is known for unusual toppings such as avocado, goat cheese, and artichokes.

St. Louis Style Pizza

The last of the regional styles of pizza that we’ll describe is St. Louis-style pizza. St. Louis-style pizza has a super thin crust which seems almost like a cracker. The cheese usually applied to this type of pizza is Provel cheese, which is a combination of Swiss, cheddar, and provolone. 

Different Styles of Pizza

Besides regional styles, there are different styles of pizza that don’t originate from one specific location. In this guide to regional pizza varieties and production methods, we’ll describe a few that are possible to create through automation. 

White Pizza and Four Cheese Pizza

These types of pizza focus on cheeses. White pizzas are perfect for consumers who don’t like or can’t have tomato sauce. While four cheese pizzas can have tomato sauce, they’re very cheesy! Both pizzas can have other toppings as well and are perfect for cheese lovers. 

Margherita Pizza

Margherita pizzas are definitely unique! They have a layer of tomato sauce and on top are dollops of mozzarella cheese and basil leaves. The red tomato sauce, white mozzarella cheese, and green basil leaves represent the colors of the Italian flag. 

Seafood Pizza

As the name suggests, seafood pizza is topped with any combination of seafood, such as mussels, scallops, shrimp, crab, and lobster. Seafood pizza is a different approach to pizza but could wow customers. 

Vegetarian Pizza

Vegetarian pizza would be perfect to offer to your customers. This type of pizza is ideal for vegetarians and even vegans, as long as your ingredients don’t contain animal products. More and more people are becoming vegetarians and vegans, which offers a new market to develop products. Vegetarian pizza mainly consists of vegetables like mushrooms, onions, sweet peppers, and even broccoli. Vegetarian pizza may also have cheese while vegan pizza may not unless vegan cheese is used. 

BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ chicken pizza is a fun game-day meal or snack. This pizza is a great compromise on different meals for everyone. This pizza focuses on BBQ chicken as a topping, but it can also include onions and cheese. BBQ chicken pizza can be mild or spicy, depending on the barbecue sauce applied. Buffalo chicken pizza is also a popular alternative. 

This guide is a great stepping stone to creating new and interesting pizzas. So many combinations are possible, especially when your brand makes pizzas with automated equipment. Automation offers unparalleled precision and consistency which is necessary when developing new pizza products. At Quantum, we make automated solutions easy to implement and sustain. Automation has transformed the industry with its efficiency and increased productivity. 

Build Better Pizzas With Quantum

Our team at Quantum Technical Services can offer your brand automated solutions for your pizza production line no matter the style. Our equipment simplifies the frozen pizza production process and streamlines operations. Quantum offers a wide range of pizza equipment to cater to the needs of pizza businesses that deal in bulk production lines. With our expertise in the food service industry, Quantum ensures our pizza equipment meets the demands of our clients no matter what regional pizza they’re trying to master. With Quantum, we’ll handle the toughest automated challenges, helping you get back to what matters most. We’re the industry leader, so contact us today so we can figure out a solution together.