Pizza Stone

A generic term for the cooking floor used to make pizza. Pizza stones are be a stone, such as cordierite, or metal, including steel and cast iron, slab that you place in a conventional oven to store heat and transfer it into the bottom of a pizza, mimicking the high temperature of a pizza oven.

The term can also mean the cooking floor of a pizza oven, which can be made from cordierite for a smaller portable pizza oven, or firebrick, for mid-size metal oven or full-size refractory or brick oven.

Biscotto stones, hand-made in Sorrento, are a type of clay pizza stone that works very well in high temperature pizza ovens. It efficiently store heat and slow and gently releases it into pizza to avoid the problem of burning the pizza bottom when baking at high temperatures.