Q: Why are wood-fired ovens used to make Neapolitan pizza?
A: Wood-fired ovens are ideal for making Neapolitan pizza because of their ability to reach and maintain exceptionally high temperatures. When set to roughly 900 degrees Fahrenheit, wood-fired ovens cook the Neapolitan crust at roughly 600 degrees while the toppings are baked at just above 200 degrees. The end result is a crust with an ideal crunch/chew ratio and toppings that retain their moisture, without burning.
Q: What types of wood are used in wood-fired ovens?
A: Wood-fired ovens are often powered by oak, which can be easily found for sale in most areas. However, other hot-burning woods such as beech, birch, maple, and ash are also used to fire ovens.
Q: Where can I find wood-fired pizza near me?
A: You might not know it, but there are tons of shops offering wood-fired pizza near you. To find and order the best wood-fired pizza in your area, download the Slice app for iPhone or Android.