Kale and Maitake Mushrooms
Before you start assembling your pizza, tear the kale leaves from the hard stems. Discard the stems and chop or tear the kale into large pieces, as pictured.
Maitake mushrooms, the other key ingredient in this pie, are meaty and have a rich, woodsy flavor. To amplify their mushroom awesomeness, roast them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. When they are out of the oven, sprinkle a tiny but of Banyulsvinegar over the shrooms. Now they're ready for all your pizza topping needs.
Prairie Breeze Cheddar Cheese
The other key player in this pizza recipe is Prairie Breeze cheddar, made by a Mennonite family who founded Iowa's Milton Creamery. This irresistibly sweet and creamy white cheddar is aged for a minimum of 9 months.
Cube the cheddar before you start assembling your pizza.
Next up comes the kale. Before putting it on the pizza, toss the leaves in a bowl with salt and olive oil.
Spread the kale in an even layer over the dough.