Why Does Wood-Fired Pizza Taste Better?

Wood-fired pizza tastes better because the high heat and woodsmoke add a unique flavor and texture to every pie.

The Secret Is in the Oven

Wood-fired pizza is undeniably delicious. And the secret to its tastiness is the wood-burning oven. How, you ask? In four main ways:

  1. It Cooks at an Even Temperature – Wood-burning ovens heat evenly, ensuring there are no hot or cold spots that could ruin the texture of a pizza.
  2. It is Full of Yummy Smoky Flavor – Everyone who’s had food cooked on a grill can attest that the smoky flavor makes the food taste better. The same is true in a wood-burning oven. Because the oven is heated with burning wood, the pizza absorbs the smokiness in the same way.
  3. It Retains Freshness – The high heat in a wood-burning oven doesn’t just cook pizza quickly, it also helps the toppings hold onto their freshness and flavor, unlike other slower-cooking ovens that can dry out or even burn toppings.
  4. It Has a Tasty Texture – The high heat of a wood-burning oven also gives the pizza crust an amazing texture: puffy, soft, and chewy on top by nice and crisp on the bottom.

Wood-Fired Pizza is Also Healthier

Wood-fired pizza isn’t just tastier than other kinds of pizzas, it’s also healthier. The extreme heat in a wood-burning oven cooks the pizza super-fast, which helps the toppings hold onto their natural nutrients. Popular toppings like onions, spinach, mushrooms, and peppers are full of antioxidants and nutrients that can be lost when exposed to heat for an extended amount of time. Since wood-fired ovens cook pizzas so quickly, the vegetables retain their nutrients and make the pizza healthier.

Share the Wood-Fired Experience

Some might argue that wood-fired is the only way to cook a pizza – and we here at Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza agree! Our wood-fired ovens heat to 900 degrees and cook our pizzas in less than two minutes. Plus, we make all our pies with our proprietary dough, house-made sauce, and fresh, hand-chopped toppings for a delicious pizza every time.

Want to share the wood-fired experience? A Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza franchise is a great way to get in on the action. Please fill out our franchise inquiry form today to learn more about how you can be a part of the wood-fired pizza revolution.