Whey Cheese for Pizza

by (0) Updated May 10, 2014 at 8:44 PM Created May 09, 2014 at 8:34 AM

I have a wheat intolerance, and apparently I cross react with casein dairy protein in cheese. I didn't realize until today that there are cheese made from whey, thus avoiding the casein. My question is which whey cheeses can be melted and used to make pizza? Some whey cheese I know about:

* Ricotta

* Mizithra

* Anari

* Brunost

If anyone has experience with this I would appreciate hearing how well these work for pizza.

I would be using rice/tapioca/potato starch flours for the crust.

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0 · May 10, 2014 at 6:52 PM

We made a very nice pizza with grated cauliflower mixed up with egg to make the base, I'm sure you could find the recipe on google. Don't know about the whey cheeses though, try it and let us know how it goes!

0 · May 10, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Matt 11, the best known "disease" associated with wheat intolerance is celiac disease. This is an auto immune reaction to a specific gliadin peptide sequence in a wheat protein. The problem is that there are many other peptide sequences that cause people similar types of auto immune reactions, and those peptide-initiated disease sequences don't all have names. So they get grouped together as a class of auto-immune reactions known as "wheat intolerance".

In terms of specific diagnostic tests for such conditions, consider Cyrex Labs Array #3, which is a multi peptide test. Array #3 tests up to 10 peptides, not just the traditional gliadin peptide. It therefore is helpful to find patients with wheat sensitivity that are not celiac disease.

Does that answer your question what "wheat intolerance" means?

Now, back to pizza. :) Assuming you can tolerate the carb load, there are many good pizza crust recipes. A great commercial one is made by Pamela's Gluten-Free products, and I think it uses rice flour, tapioca flour, and potato starch.

As for cheese, I'm simply trying to find a whey based substitute for traditional casein cheeses. So this isn't avoiding cheese.

40662 · May 10, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Wheat intolerance, eh? (Wonders what that means.)

Back to pizza… what's the point of having pizza if you can't eat wheat or cheese. How about you find another food to eat? (A non-answer, but you can only make so many substitutions in food before you bastardize it to an unrecognisable mess.)

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0 · May 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Some of other Whey cheese you can try are:

1. Corsican Brocciu

2. Romanian Urda

3. Greek Mizithra

4. Norwegian Geitost

The above given are only the examples of whey cheeses and can be used along with rice, potatoes etc

16858 · May 09, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Not sure about the melting part, but if you've got casein issues, you're better off switching to a different beast instead of cow than trying to switch to whey based cheeses. There may be just enough casein left in those whey based cheeses to set you off.

I have the same issue and I do just fine with buffalo mozzarella. Luckily the Costco near me carries this stuff.

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