White Cheese Pizza with Ramps
The name Chicago comes from the Algonquin word chicagoua, which some historians say means "ramp"—a wild onion with a delicious garlicky flavor. That's one reason Chicago chefs like Tony Mantuano feel a sentimental attachment to the pungent spring plant. (Scallions are also great substitutes.) More Pizza Recipes
The pizza dough can be frozen for up to 1 month.
For the cheese, Mantuano recommends the Crescenza by Paula Lambert's Mozzarella Company in Dallas (mozzco.com). You can also use water-packed fresh mozzarella or fiore di latte; drain the cheese well before grating it.
To drink with his ramp-topped pizza, Mantuano suggests a Dolcetto d'Alba from Italy's Piedmont region. It's light-bodied enough not to overwhelm the pizza's flavors, yet it has a peppery zip that can match the ramps' intensity.