Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza is one of the brand’s multi-cheese pizza combinations. After trying their Margherita, we dug into this classic combination to get a feel for how Caulipower pizzas measure up to their promise of stone-fired quality.
The result? Meh, for a store-bought pizza, it was okay. Will there be a run on the frozen aisle of your supermarket to get your hands on this pie? Probably not.
But if you’re looking for a quick and easy gluten-free cheese pizza, Caulipower’s three-cheese is worth trying at least once.
In this review article, we’ll tell you everything we experienced with this three-cheese pie and list out all you need to know before you buy it in detail.
So, let’s get into this pull-no-punches review, starting with the bottom line.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza is an okay option if you’re looking for a gluten-free cheese pizza in the store’s frozen pizza section.
It’s not going to knock your socks off, but it can be a decent pizza snack for your little ones or a meal that will fit into your calorie-reduced diet.
The three cheeses are a blend of mozzarella, white cheddar, and parmesan. The rest of the ingredients, including the sauce, are almost the same as the ones used in their other pizza combinations.
And, of course, it’s made on their signature cauliflower crust, which is probably the best part about this pie.
So, if you’re in the mood for a cheese pizza and you’ve been wanting to try out Caulipower’s cauliflower crust, this pizza is your chance to get a taste of both.
Now, let’s go over the good, the not-so-good, and any in-betweens we noticed about this cheese pizza.
-The best part about Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza is its crust. Caulipower’s cauliflower crust is one of the few realistic-tasting alternative crusts you’ll find in the frozen pizza aisle.
-Half of the pizza has 380 calories, so it’s an option for those on a calorie-reduced diet.
-If you’re looking for a quick and easy pizza, this is it. It only takes about 12 minutes to thoroughly cook it.
-It’s a cheese pizza, so it’s bound to be a hit with the kids.
-It’s certified gluten-free, so if you have gluten sensitivities, you can rest assured that this pizza won’t trigger a reaction.
-The cheeses are tasteless. For a multi-cheese pizza, we expected the cheeses to be the show’s star, but it was bland and didn’t have much flavor.
-The sauce is also bland. It tastes like a generic paste and not very tomatoey.
-The cheeses overcook before the crust is done, so you end up with a slightly burnt top.
-Caulipower uses the same cooking instructions for all of their pizzas, regardless of the topping combination. You need to experience every pizza individually because each combination cooks differently.
Read our baking tip below to learn how we cooked this pizza to prevent the cheeses from overcooking.
Unboxing and First Impressions
All Caulipower’s pizzas are packaged the same way, and the three-cheese is no exception; it was placed on cardboard and sealed in covering plastic.
The cheese looked very evenly topped.
There was no cauliflower smell from the pizza when we first opened it, and the crust was firm and dry.
It looked like a regular cheese pizza with nothing standing out uniquely.
Caulipower Three-Cheese Pizza’s Taste, Texture, and More
There is not much to say about Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza taste. It just doesn’t have much flavor.
The white cheddar didn’t have that sharpness you taste when eating it by itself and the mozzarella was almost nonexistent.
The sauce tasted more like a generic tomato paste and did not have that tomato sauce flavor at all.
Overall, there wasn’t much flavor in this cheese pizza to describe. It was just the crispy crust and the little bit of sweetness from the sauce that saved it.
Caulipower’s realistic-tasting cauliflower crust made the texture the best part of this pizza.
The pizza was firm and crunchy, similar to crispy wheat crusts you get at pizza joints. It had a nice bite to it, and it was not as dense as some other alternative crusts.
The toppings didn’t contribute much to the texture because they were too sparse; the crust did all the work in this department.
We didn’t notice any cauliflower smell coming from the pizza. None of the other ingredients or toppings had an overpowering smell, either.
Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza is the same size as their standard pizzas, 12 inches. It doesn’t change size or volume after baking, either.
Realistic-Tasting Score (Scale of 1 to 10)
As a cheese pizza, Caulipower’s three-cheese doesn’t score well on taste.
On the other hand, the crust is one of the most realistic-tasting cauliflower crusts you’ll find. It’s crispy and crunchy and it doesn’t have the cauliflowerish taste or smell.
That said, the pizza as a whole is not a success story; the cheese overcooks before the crust is done, the cheddar and mozzarella flavors are nonexistent, and the sauce tastes like tomato paste.
But, even with these flaws, the crust’s taste and texture are enough to give this pizza a solid 5 out of 10.
Our Baking Tips for Caulipower’s Three-Cheese Pizza
As mentioned above, Caulipower has universal cooking instructions for its standard size pizzas. It recommends the pizza to cook at 425°F for 13-16 minutes on the middle rack of your oven.
We had to take our pizza out of the oven at around the 12th minute. The cheeses had already started browning, and we didn’t want them to burn.
But, even though we took the pizza out of the oven at around the 12th minute, some parts of the cheeses were still overcooked.
So, we recommend checking on your pizza more frequently than the instructions say. Although every oven’s strength differs, we think 11-12 minutes would be a better cooking time for this pizza.
Either way, start checking on your pizza a few minutes earlier than the instructions say to be safe.
In the End
Caulipower’s three-cheese pizza has the potential to be a better cheese pizza. But unfortunately, the taste and some of the textures are not there for now.
You may be able to bump it up a notch or two by adding your own cheese on top. But, as it stands, this pizza is an average cheese pie at best.
Either way, the crust is still one of the best cauliflower crusts we’ve had, so props to Caulipower for that.