Guide to Aromatic Herbs for a Perfect Pizza

Guide to Aromatic Herbs for a Perfect Pizza

Guide to Aromatic Herbs for a Perfect Pizza. Dear pizza lovers,

Have you ever thought about how aromatic herbs can transform a pizza from delicious to extraordinary? Yes, I know, the scent of melted cheese and tomato sauce is tempting, but adding the right herbs can take your favorite dish to a whole new level of flavor and freshness.

When it comes to choosing aromatic herbs for your homemade pizza or the one you order from a trusted pizzeria, It's important to consider a number of factors that can affect the overall flavor of your meal.

Let's start with the assumption that the basis of every great pizza is a good preparation of the dough. Choosing the right herbs can complete the culinary experience and add that special touch that makes every bite memorable.

Preparation of the dough and selection of aromatic herbs

When it comes to preparing the dough for your pizza, it is essential to consider how the aromatic herbs will integrate into the mix. One option is to add the herbs directly into the dough itself. Rosemary, thyme and oregano are great examples of herbs that can be mixed directly into the dough for consistent flavor in every bite.

Other herbs such as fresh basil are more suitable as a garnish. Once your pizza has been rolled out and topped, generously add fresh basil on top. This method allows the herbs to maintain their freshness and intensity of flavor during cooking.

Tips for Cooking Pizza

While cooking pizza, it is important to keep in mind that some herbs they can burn easily at high temperatures. To avoid this, it is advisable to add the more delicate herbs, like fresh parsley or mint, only in the last minutes of cooking.

In addition to, Experiment with different combinations of herbs to find your favorite mix. Eg, rosemary and minced garlic can create an aromatic and crunchy crust, while a sprinkle of fresh parsley just before serving can add a touch of freshness.

Experience in Pizzeria and Catering Advice

If you prefer to enjoy your pizza in a pizzeria, ask the pizza chef if they offer a variety of herbs to choose from. Many quality pizzerias offer a selection of fresh herbs to add to your pizza upon request.

For those involved in the restaurant industry, the creative use of aromatic herbs can be a great way to distinguish your pizzeria from the competition. Offering customization options with a wide range of herbs can attract customers looking for a unique and memorable dining experience.

Invitation to enroll in our pizza chef courses

If you are passionate about pizza and want to deepen your knowledge on the preparation of dough and the use of aromatic herbs, we invite you to sign up for our pizza chef courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. Our courses offer a practical and in-depth experience that will allow you to master the art of pizza in all its nuances.

Greetings from Silvio Cicchi and invitation to visit our YouTube channel

Thank you for reading this article and I hope it has inspired you to experiment with herbs in your next homemade pizza or at your favorite pizzeria. For more tips and tutorials on making pizza, I invite you to visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel which contains more than 300 videos of pizza recipes prepared by pizza chef students who enroll in our courses.


Bon appetit and good pizza!


Silvio Cicchi