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Pizza Cheeses, Explained

Sysco cheeses add flavor, color, texture and appetizing appearance to your pizza options.

Sysco offers cheese in both bulk and shredded varieties, giving operators the flexibility to choose what’s best for their menu. Shreds offer 100 percent usage with greater coverage and yield, helping to reduce prep time. Bulk cheese offers more flexibility, allowing for varied shred sizes, and also providing the opportunity for slices or chunks to use in other recipes.

Some of Sysco’s pizza cheese varieties include:


The most popular type of cheese on pizza, mozzarella provides great flavor, stretch and coverage.

Whole-milk mozzarella

This kind of cheese has a rich, creamy texture with outstanding stretch, firm bite and great flavor.

Part-skim mozzarella

Part-skim has a rich and creamy texture,  but with less flavor and less oiling off.

Mozzarella Blends

Sysco offers a wide array of mozzarella blends to help you create the flavor profile you desire, from authentic Italian pizza to colorful Mexican pizza.

Mozzarella and Cheddar

This mix is great for Mexican pizza or to add a little more color to your pizza

Parmesan and Romano

These are great finishers to sprinkle on last; they add tangy flavor and aid in browning.


Provolone is similar to mozzarella, but with a bit more flavor.