Pizza is a regular visitor to the Chef’d kitchen, only it doesn't usually come in the form of a delivery person. Today, November 12th, is National Pizza day, so what better way to celebrate than shoveling your face with some delicious, homemade pizza!
We know you’re counting down the seconds until 5pm so you can race home and enjoy your favorite cheese pie, but don’t forget the most important side—wine.
4 Wine & Pizza Pairings to Try Tonight
Wine and cheese go together like, well, wine and cheese. So what difference does it make if is smothered over gooey dough and surrounded by delicious toppings?
If you want to make your National Pizza Day even more special than it already is, try a delicious wine pairing. We’ve compiled a few delightful wine and pizza combinations that are sure to make your meal even better.
Cheese Pizza + Pinot Noir
Pinot noir is a catch all wine. It’s light enough to enjoy with fish, but can hold up to a rich steak. A classic slice of cheese pizza with a tempting garlic crust is the perfect middle man. An aromatic red wine with floral notes, such as a pinot noir, will lighten up the heavy cheese, while accentuating the fragrant garlic.
For a light pizza that will perfectly complement that bottle of pinot noir you’ve been dying to pop open, try our White Pizza and Broccoli and Mushrooms.
Margherita Pizza + Rosé
A classic Margherita pizza is made with only the freshest ingredients. Creamy mozzarella cheese, juicy slices of tomato, and most importantly a light sprinkle of freshly chopped basil leaves create a light piece of pizza perfect for any occasion. Pairing the light flavors of a Margherita pizza with an aromatic rosé is a match made in pizza heaven. Rather than overbearing the pizza with a dark wine, a dry rosé will bring out all of it’s delicious flavor.
Meat & Sausage + Cabernet Sauvignon
Full bodied wines like cabernet perfectly complement rich meats like sausage. A bold cabernet will accentuate the fennel, anise, thyme, and oregano spices of the sausage and create a truly intensified slice. For lovers of all things rich, this is the combination for you.
Want to make your own meat-lovers pizza at home? Try our signature Italian Sausage Pesto Pizza.
Hawaiian + Riesling
There’s nothing more appetizing than the combination of juicy chunks of ham and sweet pops of pineapple. That’s why the Hawaiian pizza is one of the most ordered pizzas in the US. You might be thinking, “Why am I pairing a sweet pizza with an even sweeter wine?” The light flavor of a riesling matches well with the salty pork, and the acidity of the wine will cut through the pineapple to cleanse your palate with each and every sip.