A new pizza brand has launched in Exmouth Market – the result of a collaboration between an entrepreneur and an Italian agricultural centre.
Panzo, which opens this autumn, offers individually sized pizzas, made with double cooked lighter dough and a choice of toppings - a concept inspired by the Neapolitan panuozzo sandwich, which will also feature on the menu.
Founder Anna Skigin has partnered with Eccellenze Campane, the agricultural centre in Naples to create the concept.
Panzo’s chefs double cook their dough using ‘lievito madre’ which rises for 26 hours. A selection of daily salads and plates of mezzo will also be served.
Skigin said: “The inspiration behind the dough came from the panuozzo, a Neapolitan pizza sandwich done by Luca Manzi of the Manzi brothers, considered to be amongst the best artisan makers of panuozzo in Naples. This is the stage at which the idea for Panzo was born. I noticed that so many pizzas in London focus more on the dough over the ingredients and flavours on top. I wanted to create a pizza that wasn’t so heavy without compromising on flavour, concentrating on the ingredients and produce used. Exmouth Market was the perfect location, I love the local vibe, and it’s a true food lover’s paradise.”