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We Finally Know Why Costco's Food Court Pizza Is So Good
By Kuamel Stewart
Pizza is one of the most popular items at Costco's food court, and you may be wondering how the wholesale chain manages to make it so superior. The answer lies in its cheese blend.
Costco's pizza recipe calls for 1½ pounds of cheese — a combination of mozzarella, parmesan, and provolone. This incredibly thick layer of cheese guarantees an unbeatable flavor.
A pizza made with provolone, mozzarella, or parmesan isn't new, but a pie made with all three is distinctive because of the delicious flavor profile created by this unique blend.
Although the type of provolone Costco uses isn't confirmed, it has a tangy, piquant flavor. Mozzarella is creamy with a bit of spice, and parmesan boasts a woody, sweet complexity.
Fans have taken to social media to discuss other reasons why the pizza is a standout. Many of them have praised its seasonings and saltiness, as well as the browning of the cheese.