Cheesy margherita pizza

Did you know that there were 388 million pizza servings consumed by Australians in the year ending March 2023*? With the margherita being the standout classic of the pizza family, it’s important to have this firm favourite on any good pizza menu. As a classic margherita has minimal ingredients – tomato and cheese – it’s essential to use quality cheese (as that’s the real hero of the dish) which is why Caboolture is best. With its unique melt-and-stretch characteristics, Caboolture Mozzarella makes the ultimate pizza cheese.








  • 100ml tomato passata

  • 2 tbsp chopped basil leaves

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 1 x 27-30cm pizza base

  • 250g Caboolture Mozzarella Cheese (68540)

  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved

  • Extra virgin olive oil, drizzle

To serve: 

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Fresh basil leaves



1. Sauce

Mix passata, chopped basil and garlic together, then season to taste.

2. Assemble

Smooth sauce over the base, then scatter the Caboolture Mozzarella and cherry tomatoes on top. Drizzle with olive oil and season.

3. Cook

Place pizza on a preheated stone or tray and bake for 8-10 minutes until crisp.

4. To serve

Serve with a little more olive oil and basil leaves.

*Circana NPD Crest. Foodservice Report March 2023