My husband told me that I had to preface this blog post with one very important piece of information….if you plan to make this pizza, be well aware that it uses Taleggio Cheese….and for those who don’t know about this incredible cheese let me inform you that Taleggio has got an air about it. Meaning, it’s from the stinky cheese family. The taste is absolutely delicious, but if you’re someone who can’t get over the smell/funk of a cheese like this, you may want to stop reading (kidding, keep reading, because this pizza is fantastic). If you’re not into Taleggio, you can skip it, or replace it with another cheese like ricotta which is about as mild as you can get in the cheese family.
I love making Homemade Basil Pesto…store bought Pesto makes me sad, and I refuse to buy it. This pesto is so easy; it’s worth it to just make from scratch! I have made Basil Pesto Pizza before, and topped it with only mozzarella, but last night I wanted to add more depth to the flavor so I added my ever-funky Taleggio and my favorite workhorse cheese, Pecorino Romano (salty and so flavorful).
The overall consensus was that this pizza with super delicious and actually quite beautiful.
This is a great weeknight dinner or fun for a party (you can cut up the slices nice and small so they’re like appetizer portions).
Basil Pesto Pizza with 3 Cheeses
Homemade Basil Pesto and three Cheeses top this delicious pizza!