With an unrivaled tart and tangy flavor, goat cheese is an outstanding choice for pizza. At the same time, it’s unique taste requires some careful consideration when it comes to toppings.
You can’t just pile pepperoni on your goat cheese pizza and expect it to be a winner. These are the toppings you need to make a phenomenal feta pie:
Figs and Arugula
Pineapple isn’t the only fruit that can go on pizza, you know.
Nothing says summer like a pizza with crumbled goat cheese, figs, and arugula as the toppings. It’s like a salad and pizza had a baby, but it’s just as delicious as it is healthy.
Pizzerias also tend to add a bit of balsamic drizzle to this feta-driven pie, but if you don’t see it listed in the description, go ahead and ask for it under special requests.
When figs seem a bit too sugary for your liking, opt for the subtle sweetness of caramelized onions.
The natural sweetness of onions is unlocked during a slow cooking process, resulting in a flavor that blends beautifully with feta. If you’ve ever felt that your white pie with goat cheese is lacking the bit of sweetness that tomato sauce provides, carmelized onions are your answer.
Like caramelized onions, bell peppers possess a natural sweetness to balance out the sharp flavor of goat cheese. This topping is also a winner from a textural standpoint – crunchy bell pepper strips soften during the cooking process, allowing them to blend perfectly with creamy goat cheese.
Yes, herbs qualify as pizza toppings.
The dairy aisle of your local supermarket is packed with goat cheese and basil mashups for a reason. That’s because this little herb contains multitudes of flavor that are practically begging to join forces with feta.
Basil first hits your palate with pepper, then builds to a slightly sweet and intensely aromatic finish. You simply can’t go wrong with basil as your goat cheese pizza topping.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Was a goat cheese pizza with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme the inspiration for Simon & Garfunkel’s famous album? Probably not, but that would make for a good story when you order it for your next get together.
Like basil, these herbs are always money when they mix with feta.
Mushrooms stuffed with goat cheese have become a staple at cocktail hours. So, if you want to transform your ho-hum Tuesday night dinner into a true celebration, a mushroom and goat cheese pizza is the way to go.
There’s no wrong mushroom to pick here, but we suggest opting for cremini mushrooms, when available. They’re a bit earthier in flavor than regular white mushrooms, which matches the earthy flavor of feta.
Build the goat cheese pizza of your dreams.
All of those goat cheese pizza toppings sound pretty great, don’t they? If you’re having trouble deciding on just one, why not combine them to build the ultimate feta pizza?
Good news – you can order a feta cheese pizza on Slice with as many toppings as you’d like.
Don’t just get a pizza with goat cheese – make it the GOAT pizza.