How To Rate Pizza

If you consider yourself a bit of a pizza connoisseur, or you aspire to be one, then you make be thinking about rating all the pizza you eat.

Maybe you even want to have a pizza party with a variety of pizzas where all the attendees rate and rank their favorites.

Not sure how to rate a pizza?

I’ve got some tips to help you out with that.

Pizza Scorecard

If you’re looking for a way to rank and rate all of the pizzas that you’re taste testing, then there is a very simple way to do this.

You need a pizza score card.

Now, you can create your own rating card for the pizza with your own pizza scale as to what makes it top rated and low rated.

Or, you can print out and use our pizza score card.

Download a free pizza scorecard here.

What Makes A Good Pizza?

When you’re rating and scoring the pizzas that you’re eating, you are looking for a good pizza.

Of course, what we consider “good” varies from one person to the next.

But, I think there are some things we can agree on when it comes to pizza.

The dough

Nothing ruins a pizza quite like a really terrible dough.

It can be bad tasting, too salty, too sweet, etc.

It can also be too soggy or just not done enough.

It may even be too thick for your liking.

The toppings

There is a lot that can go wrong with the toppings on a pizza.

They need to be cooked to perfection – so not undercooked and not overcooked to the point of being soggy or burnt to a crisp.

The toppings should also work well together to create a good flavor.

And you don’t want a single topping to overpower the flavor of the rest of the toppings.

The sauce

Often, the sauce is what sets apart a really good pizza from a really bad pizza.

Personally, I hate pizza sauce that is too sweet.

I also don’t enjoy a pizza that is covered in sauce.

It is important to have just the right amount of sauce and for that sauce to not overpower the rest of the pizza ingredients.

The crust

The crust is often one of my favorite parts of a pizza.

I hate both when a crust is too hard to the point that you feel like you will chip your tooth, and when it is to doughy and it feels like you will chew on it forever.

One of my favorite tips for getting the perfect pizza crust is to brush it with a bit of olive oil and then sprinkle some Parmesan on it for the perfect flavor.

The cheese

You know what ruins a perfectly good pizza?

Yellow cheese.

The perfect pizza has fresh mozzarella as it’s primary cheese and none of that yellow cheese nonsense.

If you try to serve me a pizza with yellow cheese, then you better watch out!

Final Word

As you see, rating what makes a really good pizza is something that is very personal.

So, come up with your own pizza rating system, or pizza grading scale, and use our pizza scorecard above to record your thoughts.

I think you’ll find that this exercise makes for a fun pizza party with friends or family.

Just keep your soggy crusts, sweet pizza sauce, and yellow cheese away from me!

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