Godminster Mature Organic Cheddar with Black Pepper, Leeks and Greens Pizza

Created and photographed by Chef Steve James this simple but classic recipe using the new Godminster Mature Organic Cheddar with Black Pepper is a taste sensation and perfect for any pizza lover!

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For the dough (Makes 2 large pizzas) :

  • 400g strong white flour
  • 2x 7g sachets fast action yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 300ml warm water
  • 30ml olive oil


For the sauce:


For the toppings:

For the dough:

  • Sieve the flour into a large bowl.
  • Add the yeast and sugar to one side of the bowl and the salt to the other.
  • Add the water and oil and stir with your hands to bring them together, it will seem sticky but it will come together.
  • Tip onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes, really stretching the dough to make a lovely soft bread dough.
  • Place into an oiled bowl, cover, and leave for about 1 hour in a warm place until doubled in size.


For the toppings and sauce:

  • Whilst your dough is proving you can get on with preparing your sauce and toppings.
  • For the sauce, add the mascarpone, Godminster Black Pepper Mature Organic Cheddar, lemon zest, and garlic, place over a medium heat and bring it just to the boil, stirring constantly, turn down the heat to low.
  • Place the cornflour into a bowl, add a splash of water (a couple of tablespoons), and stir together.
  • Add to the mascarpone mix and quickly stir it in. cook until the sauce has thickened, this takes a couple of minutes, season with salt and then place to one side to cool.
  • Place the leeks in a frying pan over a medium heat with one tablespoon of oil. Fry until softened and just starting to colour.
  • Place the spinach into a bowl, it may look like a lot but it will shrink a lot! Pour over a freshly boiled kettle of water and stir until it has all wilted, drain, leave to steam dry and cool. When cool enough squeeze out any excess water.
  • Toss the sage leaves with the remaining tablespoon of oil


To assemble and cook:

  • Preheat your oven to the highest it will go, preferably over 220c.
  • Place your pizza stone in the oven, or baking tray
  • Roll your dough out until 0.5cm thick, I like to use my fingers to press the dough out so you have a slightly thicker edge.
  • If using a baking tray place your dough onto some parchment now.
  • Add a few tablespoons of sauce then top with your fried leeks, some of the spinach and then sprinkle with the grated Godminster Mature Organic Cheddar with Black Pepper.
  • Scatter over the sage leaves.
  • Transfer the pizza to your pizza stone, or on the baking parchment onto your baking trays and cook for 10-12minutes until puffy and golden.
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