Tapas Pizza with Sheep’s Milk Cheese

Original recipe by Laura Waldo

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Tapas Pizza with Sheep’s Milk Cheese


  • 1 Cappello’s Naked Crust
  • 9 ounces ground chorizo, cooked
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts (drained and cut into quarters)
  • 1 roasted sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 roasted sweet yellow pepper, cut into strips
  • 2.5 ounces thinly sliced Serrano ham (or Prosciutto)
  • 3.5 ounces finely grated sheep’s milk cheese (we love Carr Valley's Cave-aged Marisa cheese)
  • Black and green pitted olives (sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 450 F. (place your pizza pan in the oven during the preheating process for a crisper crust.)
  • While the oven is preheating cook the chorizo in a skillet over low heat on the stove stirring occasionally.
  • Break up the chorizo with a spatula while it is cooking as you would with ground beef.
  • When the chorizo is fully cooked drain the fat which will leave you with approximately 4.5 ounces of cooked chorizo. Set the drained chorizo aside allowing it to cool.
  • Remove the wrapping from the naked crust pizza and place it on your work surface.
  • Drizzle the olive oil on the pizza crust and with your hand or a paper towel spread the olive on the crust to cover.
  • Use the cooked chorizo as your base layer spreading it on the crust.
  • Place the artichoke hearts, red and yellow peppers, black and green olives, and Serrano ham (or Prosciutto) on to your crust.
  • Remove your preheated pizza pan from the oven and carefully place your pizza with toppings on the hot pan.
  • Drizzle the freshly squeezed lemon juice over the toppings and place in the oven to bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle the grated sheep milk Manchego cheese on the pizza.
  • Put the cheese covered pizza back into the oven for approximately 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted and begins to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and cool the pizza for a minute or two before slicing.