Smoked Cheese Pizza Recipe

Smoked pizza

Here you’ll learn how to make the pizza dough and how to add your favorite toppings. To smoke cheese, use a cold smoker attachment or visit our Cold Smoke Cheese blog for more details.


1 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
½ cup slightly warm water
1 ½ tsp sugar
1 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra
½ tsp kosher salt
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus a little extra

½ cup tomato sauce
1-2 cups of whatever pizza toppings you like (pepperoni, onions, bacon, peppers, mushrooms, etc…)
1 cup shredded smoked cheese*

To smoke your own cheese, simply smoke your hard cheese of choice (Cheddar, Gouda, Edam, Havarti, etc…) for 1-2 hours with your cold smoker attachment with mild bisquettes such as alder, maple or pecan. Or see our how-to Cold Smoke Cheese Blog


1. Dissolve sugar & salt into warm water
2. Sprinkle yeast over top
3. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes
4. Add oil into mixture
5. Stir together dough while slowly adding the flour and mix until a dough ball forms
6. Transfer dough onto clean, floured surface and knead by hand until a smooth ball comes together
7. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and brush top with oil. Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to double in size. It takes about an hour.
8. Gently knead the dough and roll out into a 12” round
9. Top with tomato sauce, toppings and your smoked cheese
10. Brush the crust of the pizza with olive oil and bake at 450°F for 12 to 15 minutes, until crust is golden brown