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New Study Finds the Absolute Best Cheese Option for Your Pizza, the Answer Absolutely will NOT Shock You

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If you put the wrong variety of cheesy gooey goodness on your pie, it’s all over. Aside from the most common option of mozzarella, many pizza creators often experiment with multiple cheeses. However, there has yet to be an absolutely conclusive study to find the best-suited cheese to go on pizza — until now.

Various cheeses have different effects when baking. Mozzarella has a tendency to bubble, brown and become elastic when exposed to high temperatures, while Cheddar tends to simply melt. Naturally, you’d want a cheese that is able to adhere to the pizza instead of simply oozing off.

NPR reported a study appearing in the Journal of Food Science, “Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheeses, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality,” that aimed to find the best-fitting cheese for a pizza. The study compared the relationship between multiple cheeses on a pizza once it’s baked. Among the cheeses studied were mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, gruyere and Colby.

According to the results, you only need one cheese, and that cheese is mozzarella

Yep. The scientists discovered that mozzarella was the best option for pizza due to its low free oil content and overall elasticity, traits the other cheeses couldn’t quite measure up to.

While the cheese study seemed a bit unnecessary to begin with, the high level reasoning behind the study was in hope to further understand the dairy product better on a micro-level so they can develop a low-fat and healthier alternative to cheese with little to no quality loss.

H/T Gizmodo

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Cravings

EAT THIS: Hawaiian Burger Bacon Balls Stuffed with Pineapple & Oozing with Provolone

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There was this, and then there was thisHawaiian Burger Bacon Balls. Stuffed with provolone melting into sweet pineapple chunks and enveloped in a carnivorous hug of ground beef and bacon, these babies are the new hors d’oeuvres-gone-beast.

Tell me you don’t want to wrap your lips around these luscious pieces of juicy meat and bite down as cheese oozes down your chin. You can’t, because you want to. Oh. So. Badly.

Head over here to check out the recipe by crapsoup, the same mad, glorious genius behind Bacon-Wrapped Mac & Cheese Meatloaf. 

H/T instructables

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Applebee’s New Fettuccine and Ravioli

Applebee’s is hitting the Italian game strong and is coming in hot with these two new pastas! Their new Provolone-Stuffed Meatballs with Fettuccine and Florentine Ravioli with Chicken look delicious to say the least! The meatballs are braised with rich marinara sauce with a hint of crushed red pepper for an added zing! The ravioli dish is packed with grilled chicken, spinach and ricotta-stuffed half-moon ravioli in a roasted garlic Alfredo sauce with sautéed mushrooms, bruschetta and red onions! O yeah, and they are both served with toasted garlic bread! Mama Mia!

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Cravings

Craving: Fatty Bacon Log

What you’re looking at are two fatty bacon logs! They are made up of  a pound of pork, two sausage links, shredded mozzarella, cheddar, provolone and encased in bacon! I wonder if I could down one of these by myself?! (Thx SMF)

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Scanwich: Ham Potato Chip

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Here we have a homemade sandwich with ham, provolone cheese, mayo, salt and vinegar potato chips, all on whole grain bread. (Thx Scanwiches)

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Craving: The Dagwood Sandwich

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A sandwich piled high with pastrami, roast beef, peppered turkey, honey ham, bologna, cotto salami, provolone, American Cheese, cheese whiz, swiss, pepper jack, muenster, cheddar alfalfa sprouts, tarragon, pickles, red cabbage, horseradish with beets, mayo, mustard, sun dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, baby lettuce, shredded carrots, purple onion, bacon bits, on an onion roll, white bread, dark german wheat bread and…*let-me-catch-my-breath*…potato bread. Need a fork? (PicThx Scanwiches)

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The 30,000 Calorie Sandwich

I had this forwarded to me, check out how gnarly this thing is. It’s a sandwich filled with ground beef, bacon, corn dogs, ham, pastrami, roast beef, bratwurst, braunschweiger and turkey, topped with fried mushrooms, onion rings, swiss, provolone, cheddar, feta, and parmesan cheeses, with lettuce and butter on a loaf of white bread. (Thx Lea Peruzzi)