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Mozzarella has been scientifically proven as the best cheese for pizza

Don’t you dare mess around with any other cheese.

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GUYS, THERE’S NO need to worry any more. Scientists in New Zealand have used their vast knowledge to determine which cheese is best for pizza.

And it’s…wait for it… MOZZARELLA!

Yes, they really have scientists working on this kind of thing. (Can we help?)

According to a new study published in the Journal of Food Science, mozzarella is the best pizza cheese because it “melts, bubbles and browns” better than any other cheese.

(The full title of the study is ‘Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheeses, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality.’ Cheese functionality.)

Just look at it there, bubbling away.

bubblin-pizza-time-lapse Source: Animatedpizzagifs

Fox reports that the scientists used special cameras and software to measure the amount of bubbling, browning and oil content in various cheeses.

Pizza Source: Wikia

Cheddar browns nicely, but it doesn’t have the same stringy, elastic quality as mozzarella, so no bubbles.

giphy See that elasticity? Source: Giphy

So mozzarella wins, but the scientists say it’s OK to pair different cheeses with it for a “sharper flavour”. Like we didn’t already know. Four-cheese pizza, anyone?

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