From Naples with Love: The Heritage of Saputo Pizza Stones

In the realm of authentic Neapolitan pizza-making, one cannot overlook the significance of Saputo pizza stones. Crafted with precision by Italian artisans, these stones embody the essence of traditional pizza baking, tracing their origins back to the heart of Naples, Italy.

At Fontana Forni, we understand the pivotal role a pizza stone plays in the art of crafting the perfect pizza. That’s why we’re passionate about showcasing the heritage and craftsmanship behind Saputo pizza stones, renowned for their exceptional quality and performance.

The Legacy of Naples and The Saputo Kiln

Naples, the birthplace of pizza, holds a special place in culinary history. It’s where the art of pizza-making was born, and where traditions have been passed down through generations. In this vibrant city, every aspect of pizza-making is revered, including the materials used to cook it.

The history of Fornace Saputo begins in the early 1900s when the ancestor grandfather Vincenzo, returning from America, invented the first "Mattone Saputo". Today, as it was then, that brick is shaped by expert hands, dried naturally allowing the clay to release a specific amount of moisture, and then fired in a wood-fired kiln for several days. To guarantee its use, a further testing operation is carried out after cooking.

Due to the needs of a modern world, Fornace Saputo has recently adapted to the production of new shapes, but each brick has maintained its "style" which will forever be the style of Fornace Saputo.

Handcrafted by Italian Artisans

Saputo pizza stones are a testament to the skill and dedication of Italian artisans. Each stone is meticulously handcrafted, ensuring that it meets the highest standards of quality and authenticity. This attention to detail is what sets Saputo stones apart, making them a preferred choice for chefs and pizza enthusiasts alike.

Unraveling the Secrets of Saputo Stones

Unlike machine-made stones which are incredibly compact and dense, Saputo pizza stones are truly exceptional due to their unmatched quality and craftsmanship. Handmade into frames, these stones are crafted using a type of volcanic clay exclusive to the region, boasting a unique porous mineral content sourced from Italy’s finest quarries. They stand out as the only surface that guarantees a perfectly cooked pizza crust without burning the bottom. This unique attribute ensures consistent and flawless results with every bake, coupled with unmatched heat retention and moisture absorption. Additionally, this process prevents the occurrence of flash steaming commonly associated with manufactured stones.

The Perfect Companion for Every Pizza Oven

Man cooking a pizza in a outdoor pizza oven from Fontana Forni

Saputo stones are crafted to complement every pizza oven, regardless of its type. While they excel in wood-fired pizza ovens, their versatility extends to gas, electric, or hybrid ovens as well. Their durability and reliability make them the ideal surface for cooking pizzas at high temperatures, imparting that unmistakable flavor that is synonymous with Italian pizza.

Whether you’re using a traditional wood-fired oven or a modern gas-powered one, Saputo stones ensure consistent and exceptional results with every bake.

Exceptional Performance

Saputo biscotto pizza stones, exclusively available with Fontana ovens only, can endure temperatures up to 1,000°F for 60-90 seconds without burning the pizza’s bottom. This exceptional heat resistance ensures that your pizza achieves the perfect balance of crispy crust and melted toppings, delivering a truly authentic pizza-making experience. Additionally, for novice cooks or in instances of accidental overcooking, the Saputo stone provides reassurance by safeguarding against burning the bottom of your pizza. Whether you're cooking at extreme temperatures or not, this feature ensures peace of mind.

Elevate Your Pizza-Making Experience

Whether you’re a professional chef or a home cook, using a Saputo pizza stone can elevate your pizza-making game to new heights. Their paralleled heat retention and moisture absorption capabilities make them the best oven stone for pizza, delivering restaurant-quality results in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Take Your Pizza to the Next Level with Fontana Forni

Ischia wood fired oven from Fontana Forni

Ready to experience the authentic taste of Naples in your kitchen? Elevate your pizza-making experience with Saputo pizza stones today. Browse our selection of premium pizza ovens and accessories to find the perfect match for your culinary aspirations. Whether you prefer the traditional charm of a wood-fired oven or the convenience of a modern gas-powered one, Saputo stones ensure consistent and exceptional results every time.

Contact us today to discover the difference that quality craftsmanship can make in your pizza-making journey.