The types of pizza available just made a big leap forward in the Hopatcong Lake Region with the debut of “A Slice of New Jersey” that specializes in Neapolitan-style pizza. While only available on a limited basis, they will soon be expanding the availability.
A Slice of New Jersey is the brainchild of local resident Chris Hill who spent his life since 2005 in a global search for the perfect pizza. One of his many travels brought him to the birthplace of Pizza (Naples, Italy 1700’s), where he experienced the true essence of Pizza Napoletana (Neapolitan pizza) that quickly became his favorite pizza worldwide.
To perfect a local version of this unique pizza, Chris worked with the top chefs across the Italian region as mentors to help him understand the perfect pizza. After considerable effort, he perfected the best local version of the pizza, with the finest and freshest ingredients.
“We offer the specialty pizza locally that in the past was only available in the NY area. From the flour used to the toppings added, we ensure your pizza is made with quality and love.
Cooked at 900 degrees in our gas-fired ovens in only 90 seconds, our Neapolitan-style pizza features a soft and delicate crust, with beautiful charring from the high temperatures, is what found to be the best solution.” Chris stated.
A Slice of New Jersey
The business is currently a Mobile Operation with the foundation of a commercial kitchen to service events like the Hopatcong 2020 Marketplace, where they made their first debut in our area. They also specialize in weddings and other events. See the contact information at the bottom of the article.
“The Hopatcong Marketplace was our best series of events of 2020, as the management and vendors act like one big family, helping each other each step of the way.”
The overall menu includes both the standard Neapolitan-Style Pizzas, as well as seasonal pizzas that use local produce to create other specialties like Apple, Pear, and Peach pizzas.
How to Order Our Pizzas:
These unique pizza and personalized pizza kits can be ordered for pick up weekly. Pizza Kits allow you to easily build your own pizza party at home or you can order vacuum sealed ready-to-cook pizza. The ideal way to eat the pizza is just after it comes out of the oven.
Catering and Events:
Whether it is a close-knit gathering or a large event, A Slice of New Jersey has the ability to accommodate a variety of your pizza needs. Their mobile set-up is ideal for weddings, birthday parties, graduations, engagement parties, and much more. They bring their fresh ingredients to your event, and will prepare authentic, artisan pizza on the spot.
See the Full Menu: Click to See Full Catering Menu
History of Neapolitan-style Pizza
Neapolitan pizza, or pizza Napoletana, is a type of pizza that originated in Naples, Italy in the 1700s. Originally Neapolitan pizza was considered a food of the poor people of Naples sold by street side vendors. It gained such popularity that it was quickly adopted by the elite. This style of pizza is unique as it is prepared with simple and fresh ingredients: hand-kneaded dough, raw tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and olive oil, and cooked at high temperatures for a fairly short period of time until the mozzarella is melted.
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