• Should You Use A Pizza Stone In Your Oven?

    If you’re making pizza in your wood-fired oven, then you should absolutely be using a pizza stone. They’re an essential component of cooking the pizza dough right, and you can’t really make a great pizza without one. Pizza stones generate a lot of heat, and work to cook the underside of your pizza base. Put your pizza stone in your oven when it has reached the desired temperature and preheat for 10 minutes. This allows the stone to heat up, so it can give off a substantial amount of radiant heat which cooks your pizza base.
  • How To Prepare Your Home For A Pizza Oven

    The very first thing to do when preparing your home for a pizza oven is measure up the space where it’s going. Planning for a pizza oven in your home is super fun – especially when it comes to thinking about how you’re going to rejuvenate your backyard and turn it into the ultimate entertaining space. Another way to prepare for your pizza oven is to make sure you’ve got space for your fuel source
  • How To Make The Perfect Sauce For Your Pizza

    Pizza sauce is one of the building blocks of great pizza, and its quality is essential to the success of your meal. But don’t worry – you’ll never have to take a second look at that awful shop-bought pizza sauce, ever again! Today, we take you through steps on how to make the perfect sauce for your pizza. Choosing great, fresh ingredients for the sauce is one of the key tips we can give you. Just like with any dish, starting from scratch and with top quality produce is always going to elevate the meal and make it restaurant-worthy. Pick out fresh ingredients over dry, or even organic ingredients if you can.
  • Five Unusual Toppings That Taste Amazing On A Pizza

    Well, who says you have to stick to the rulebook when it comes to pizza? If everybody simply stuck to the rules, we wouldn’t have pizza in the first place. It’s up to you to have a stroke of genius and create the next big pizza flavour that storms the world. It’s only natural that pear goes perfectly on a rocket, prosciutto and gorgonzola pizza. We hope you’ve been given a heap of inspo for your next pizza feast.
  • Does The Type Of Wood You Use Affect The Taste Of Your Wood-fired Pizza

    The wood you choose to burn can affect the flavour of your pizza, giving you even more to have fun and experiment with when you get behind your oven. Let’s take a look at some of the best wood types to use in your pizza oven, and discuss the flavour that they impart on your food. Ironbark is known for its subtle smoky flavour, which has minimal effect on the flavour of your pizza. Fruitwoods like apple, plum and walnut, can all be used in moderation to enhance your pizza’s flavour.
  • 2022 Year In Review - Best Pizza Ovens For Your Home

    From a record-high in pizza oven demand, to new models of pizza oven being released, here’s what the team at Alfa have to say about 2022 in review, as we look at the best pizza ovens for you home. Giving you a powerful, yet easily temperature-controllable oven, the Alfa Brio Gas Hybrid oven holds 2 pizzas and is great for couples and small families. If you’re the host or hostess with the most or mostess, then there’s no going past the Campagna 1100 wood-fired pizza oven. Just chat to a friendly consultant from the team at Alfa, and they’ll be able to assist you in selecting the best pizza oven for your home.
  • What Is The Secret To A Crispy Pizza Crust?

    A wood-fired pizza has a completely different texture to other pizzas. You’ll find, if done well, the dough will have a lovely crispy crust on the outside, slight bubbled blisters, chewy, light and airy on the inside. When the pizza is placed on a nicely heated pizza stone, moisture is removed and the crust begins to cook immediately.
  • Best Pizza Toppings For Outdoor Dining

    Tomatoes are used in plenty of cuisines, year-round, but nothing beats a sweet, juicy tomato when it’s in season; this is when it’s time to make this spectacular fruit the hero of the dish. So, this isn’t the first time you’ve heard that basil makes for a good pizza. This tasty herb is fresh and slightly sweet, making it perfect to balance the acidity of the sauce and oil of the cheese.
  • Why Does Pizza Taste So Good?

    The dough is the hero of the entire dish, and by ‘dough’ we mean authentic Italian dough, not the takeaway junk. A traditional dough contains 00 flour (the most refined option available), fresh yeast and is generally wood-fired, which means it is cooked at a much higher temperature than a conventional oven. In return the traditional method will give you the dough of your dreams - light, airy, chewy on the inside with a crispy crust.
  • What Else Can You Use A Pizza Oven For?

    One of the most simple, but most delicious meals, the humble baked potato is a winner in a pizza oven. Wrap your potatoes in some foil, place them in the oven and you’ll be treated with golden, crispy skin on the outside and fluffy, light potato on the inside. There’s nothing more satisfying than slow-cooked meat: whether that’s a brisket, tagine or family casserole dish.
  • Alfa Brio pizza oven - Wood Gas combination

    Discover Alfa Brio - Available now  Brio at last! Here’s the new Alfa Forni’s 2-pizza gas-fired oven. Brio is the oven that heats up so quic...
  • The Best Pizza and Wine Pairings

    While there are no set rules when it comes to pairing pizza toppings with types of wine, there are certain pairings that, most of us agree, complement each other. In this post, the pizza professionals from Alfa Ovens tell us their favourite pizza and wine combos.