I want to thank ERASMO (a member on pizzamaking.com) for telling me to try the Acme Brand of longhorn style mild white cheddar. This cheese really comes very close to how a Mack’s pie tastes and looks in terms of the cheese. Steve and I tasted the cheese earlier to see how it tastes and now I know if I try another brand of cheese, what this is supposed to taste like. It even melts like Mack’s cheese and is oily, when using this cheese in a Mack's style pizza.
I did change the formula by just one variable. I decreased the IDY to see if there would be less bubbles in the skin. This formula was for a 16" clone style Mack’s pizza.
Flour (100%): 284.64 g | 10.04 oz | 0.63 lbs
Water (55%): 156.55 g | 5.52 oz | 0.35 lbs
IDY (0.25%): 0.71 g | 0.03 oz | 0 lbs | 0.24 tsp | 0.08 tbsp
Salt (2%): 5.69 g | 0.2 oz | 0.01 lbs | 1.02 tsp | 0.34 tbsp
Olive Oil (6%): 17.08 g | 0.6 oz | 0.04 lbs | 3.8 tsp | 1.27 tbsp
Sugar (2%): 5.69 g | 0.2 oz | 0.01 lbs | 1.43 tsp | 0.48 tbsp
Total (165.25%): 470.37 g | 16.59 oz | 1.04 lbs | TF = 0.08252
In my opinion this was the closest attempt to a Mack’s pizza to date, that I achieved.
The funny thing about that Mack’s clone pizza that I made was I had put the pizza in the heated, humidified cabinet, after trying two slices. Two men came up and asked what kind of pizza the Mack’s clone was. I asked them if they ever go to the shore. They said yes, and said the Mack’s clone pizza looked just like a Grotto Pizza they buy in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. They each bought a slice and said it tasted like Grotto’s pizza. I have never tasted Grotto’s pizza, but had to chuckle to myself. I thought O no, not another kind of pizza clone. Of course I had to look up what a Grotto Pizza looked like. Another shore pizza.
July 21, 2010
I awoke Pinocchio up early, after I received a reply from Schreiber Foods Inc. He wanted to see what Schreiber Foods had to say about the longhorn style mild white cheddar cheese I purchased at Acme. He didn’t even get dressed or comb his hair, because he was excited to see if this type of cheese could be purchased all over the US. I printed Pinocchio a copy of the email for him to read. He also wants other members or guests to be able to try the same kind of longhorn style white cheddar that ERASMO and I tried.
This is the email where Schreiber Foods responded to me and the same one Pinocchio read.
I received your inquiry as to where you might be able to track down the Acme brand longhorn style mild white cheddar cheese. Unfortunately, the product that Schreiber produces that would fit this description is yellow. Eastern Pennsylvania would be the best place to get the white product, but other than that, the ability to get white cheddar across the US is not very good.
If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know and I would be more than happy to do so.
I am having enough trouble with trying to make something like a Mack's pizza, so I sure didn't want to try another attempt at another pizza business or something like Grotto's. I never even was at their pizza business so I am not sure what their pizza tastes like.
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