Tomato-Pesto French Bread Pizza

Whether it’s served on a backyard patio or a potluck, this summery caprese inspired French bread pizza topped fresh mozzarella and nutty parmesan adds a ray of sunshine to any menu.

Wisconsin Cheese Tomato-Pesto French Bread Pizza Recipe
Active Time
20 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella or Parmesan can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 425°F.
  2. Place bread cut side up on a large baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes. Cool slightly.
  3. Spread pesto on bread. Top with mozzarella, parmesan and tomatoes. Bake for 10-15 minutes longer or until cheeses are melted.
  4. Sprinkle with pepper and basil leaves. Serve warm.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Fresh, milky mozzarella balls are available in different sizes; ovolini means "egg-sized" in Italian. They're perfect for slicing as a topping for pizza or salad.

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