I was really excited when I learned that my friend Brian over at This is Vegan Foods started making pizzas with his artisan dairy free cheeses. I was even more excited to learn that he was offering a gluten free version.
I did a review on his artisan cheeses a few months back, which you can read here. His dairy free cheeses are awesome. I could just imagine how they would be on a pizza!
Brian sent me the pizza, topped with vegan garlic mozzarella and tomato sauce on a gluten free crust via Fedex. Once it arrived, I immediately put the pizza into the freezer for another nights dinner.
I made the pizza last night. The cooking instructions are pretty standard-450 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Before I tell you my impressions, let me say a word about gluten free pizza crust.
I have had my battles with gluten free pizza crust:
Like gluten free biscuits (another nemesis) gluten free pizza crust is hard to nail. That being said, I will go on with my review.
The pizza baked up nicely in 18 minutes. I gave it a little extra time to melt the cheese since it was pretty frozen when I started. I did have a bit of a problem cutting the crust. I had to use a knife as the edges got hard. The middle of the crust was a bit soggy. But again, this is typical of gluten free pizza crust. Since Brian outsources his gluten free crust, I don’t hold this against him.
As for the sauce and cheese-wow! Amazingly tasty and pizza like! The sauce is rich and full of oregano, basil and tomato flavor. The garlic mozzarella is a perfect choice. Melty and garlicky, and oh so satisfying.
I wish that I could just walk into a shop and order one of these on a regular basis. If you do want to order one of his pizzas, you can do so here:
I would highly recommend that you do!