Domino's, Where 5 Cheeses Just Aren't Enough

Fresh off revamping its image with deep discounts and an “okay, we kinda sucked there for a while” ad campaign, Domino’s Pizza has gotten back into the gimmick pizza biz with the announcement of its new Wisconsin 6 Cheese pie.

The pizza, Domino’s first since launching its self-immolating makeover last December, will feature the following cheeses: mozzarella, feta, provolone, cheddar, parmesan and asiago.

However, in spite of the Packer-friendly name, only some of the 6 cheeses will actually come from Wisconsin.

Domino’s to introduce Wisconsin 6 Cheese pizza [AP]

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  1. Daverson says:

    Cheddar instantly turns a pizza into shit.

    • Mamudoon says:

      Yeah, pretty much. I love, love, love super-cheesy pizza, but cheddar just doesn’t work on it. Unless it’s Mexican pizza.

    • SagarikaLumos says:

      It should be Muenster instead. It’s creaminess and mozzarella-type flavor would be ok.

      Cheddar on pizza has high-school cafeteria written all over it.

    • edicius is an acquired taste says:

      I beg to differ. Hungry Howie’s 3-Cheese Pepperoni Pleaser w/ Cheddar, Parmesan and Mozzarella. Absolutely delicious, particular with the garlic butter crust. The same blend is equally delicious on their 3-Cheese Howie Bread.

    • Gulliver says:

      The best pizzas have white cheddar on them. A four cheese blend of mozzarella. smoked provolone, white cheddar and muenster give a pizza balance of flavors. 100 % mozz is pizza for those with no taste buds.

    • mmmsoap says:

      Unless you’re from the boston area, where bar pizzas have always had cheddar in the mix. Makes for a tangy cheese, fabulous! It’s got its roots in Greek style pizza, not exactly deep dish, but definitely not thin crust. Best pizza ever IMO.

    • GrandizerGo says:

      Not true… Many years ago there was a chain that had English pizzas that had Chedder cheese on them as their main cheese. I ate at the chains on Newbury St, Boylston St, downtown crossing and one other location. And the place was always packed with a waiting time. It helped that the Boylston / Newbury St location had an all you can eat college special, show an ID from college and you can chow down on pizzas for 3 or 4 hours.
      Sadly after a few years they went out of business, and I can not remember their name anymore.

  2. You Can Call Me Al(isa) says:

    Woohoo! Sounds delicious!
    Proud Wisconsinite here!

  3. Blueskylaw says:

    So if I mixed 6 beers together, would that make a better tasting beer?

    • minjche says:

      You greatly underestimate the power of cheese.

      • CTrees says:

        The ability to destroy a planet is nothing compared to the power of cheese.

        Alt: Behold… the power of cheese (because sometimes, even the American Dairy Association can be awesome)

      • Blueskylaw says:

        Not really, right now I’m having a very tasty aged hard parmesan and it tastes great, but, in my opinion, if you start mixing more than 2 cheeses together you lose the individual tastes of the cheese and end up with a blob of cheese for lack of a better description.

    • bonzombiekitty says:

      Depends on the type of beer.

    • NotEd says:

      I constantly do that and it is AWESOME.

      Of course I do it internally, but that’s besides the point.

  4. jag164 says:

    What’s so wrong with a multi-cheese pizza? Still not a no where close to as gimmicky as the slop California Pizza Kitchen tries to call pizza. Trying too hard to bash the conventional whipping boy?

  5. GoSpursGo says:

    Wonder if the parmesan they’re referring is from an actual block of parmesan cheese or just like those little packets they include?

    • Domino's Pizza says:

      Nope, not the packets, honest to goodness cheese. Keep an eye out for our new ads, we kind of pull the curtains back on this question, literally.

  6. dulcinea47 says:

    That actually sounds good, if I were to eat anything from Dominos ever. I learned from an old roommate that part of the key to making a tasty pizza is having more than one kind of cheese on it. (Unless you happen to have some really really good, really fresh mozzerella that can stand on its own.)

    • Beeker26 says:

      The problem is how much of those “exotic” cheeses are they actually putting on the pizza? If it’s not enough to actually taste then what good is it?

  7. framitz says:

    Have ordered from Dominoes once since they’re new campaign. Pizza sauce was terrible. No longer a Dominoes customer.

    • dolemite says:

      I had Dominoes for the first time in years, this week. It wasn’t terrible. I’ve had better frozen pizzas though. I kept inspecting it to see if they had forgotten the sauce or something. It was really bland, almost like ketchup.

    • Mamudoon says:

      My family periodically orders from Domino’s, and their new stuff is really hit or miss. Sometimes it’s disgusting cardboard nastiness that I wouldn’t eat unless I was about to die of starvation, and there have been other times where it’s been surprisingly decent. They always order from the same location, so it’s really a crapshoot.

    • Domino's Pizza says:

      Just an FYI, we have a sauce called “hearty marinara” that’s much closer to our previous and not as spicy. That might be what you’re looking for. Cheers.

      • MaxH42 thinks RecordStoreToughGuy got a raw deal says:

        You now have spicy marinara AND you respond to consumers?? I may have to give Domino’s another try. (Seriously, kudos on wading into the fray here.)

        • BuyerOfGoods3 says:

          Ooh! You can also do “Light Sauce” — it’s like a whole new pizza! My fiance loved the change.

      • Saltpork says:

        I don’t order much delivery pizza(I don’t eat out much), but I have to say I have given you a go and I am completely impressed with the online customization options. The pizza was pretty good too.

        Kudos on the revamp. I hope it works. Papa Johns is priced way out of it’s quality & Pizza Hut is abysmal.

  8. sheldonmoon69 says:

    Doesn’t sound good to me, but Domino’s has definitely improved overall. Except the commercials where the CEO is spazzing over a photo of the cheese touching the box.. Calm down man, it happens…

  9. theblackdog says:

    Tempted to order and try this.

  10. jessjj347 says:

    They also started added garlic and spices to the crust, which sounds good but it’s actually really greasy (I think they added a ton of oil or something too).

    • AK47 - Now with longer screen name! says:

      A bit greasy, yes, but I found it amazingly delicious. Haven’t been a Domino’s fan in a while, but decided to try it with the new crust, and I was highly impressed. Loved the new version, although clearly not everyone does.

  11. Southern says:

    I’ll pass on the feta, but would love to try the rest. I wonder if we can get it with Pepperoni. Gonna have to try that this weekend. :)

  12. Eyeheartpie says:

    Papa Johns has had a 6 cheese pizza for a while…

    It’s called the Tuscan 6-cheese pizza and includes mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano, Asiago, provolone, and fontina.

  13. ret3 says:

    It’s odd seeing asiago become a mainstream cheese. I remember my grandfather introducing it to me when I was a young’un when he came across a wedge at the BX. He pronounced it “as-you-go.” I don’t think it pairs well with cheddar or feta, but then the target audience for this thing likely wouldn’t recognize the flavor of any one of those cheeses individually (well, maybe the cheddar), much less melted together like that (no that anyone could, really). What I mean to say is: Yuck.

  14. Anonymously says:

    They should have chosen ricotta instead of feta – it makes pizza da bomb.

    • BuyerOfGoods3 says:

      That sounds good. I don’t like Feta, myself. I wonder if they would leave just one of those off…But i’d never ask for that, i’d think inconsiderate (and small chance of being correct in some locations).

    • minjche says:

      They already had feta as one of their available toppings. From what I remember, the asiago cheese is the only one on there that wasn’t already available at Dominoes.

      From a business standpoint, you can see how this would make sense because each restaurant can use something they already stock.

      I also would wager that they didn’t opt for ricotta because, as delicious as it is, it doesn’t have as widespread of an appeal. Plus “asiago” is one of those food words that gets people excited (like “carne asada” or “chipotle”).

      I rarely eat Dominoes (there’s 5,037 other places that deliver at Penn State) but since moving to a non-college town I’ve tried their new stuff about 5 or 6 times.

  15. Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) says:

    They’re not referring to the origin of the cheese, but the origin of the number 6.

  16. majortom1981 says:

    Maybe i will have to try it once .Since I am in the nyc area i can get much better pizza somewhere else.

    Heck i can get better pizza at my local italian market. they have 2 slices and a drink for $3.

    • Bativac says:

      Not sure what NYC has to do with that. I am in a suburban area in Florida and can also get better pizza elsewhere.

      • minjche says:

        NYC has very good pizza.

        That aside, NYC residents tend to think they have the best of everything. For at least this one thing (pizza) I have to agree.

  17. lehrdude says:

    That’s NOT pizza…its just a REALLY big focaccia…

  18. Verucalise (Est.February2008) says:

    BRB… I must confirm this awesome goodness…

  19. aloria says:

    Feta? *hurrrrrrk*

  20. flipdad1 says:

    i hate feta. but i am a sucker for multiple cheeses.

  21. rbb says:

    Needs meat for that extra touch of artery clogging goodness ;^)

  22. pf3 says:

    Who cares?

    • GrandizerGo says:

      Umm the people commenting obviously…
      The better question is since you don’t why did you bother to post?

  23. Oranges w/ Cheese says:

    Believe it or not, Papa Johns has actually patented a “5 cheese blend”. They put a local place out of business for using something similar.

  24. Blious says:

    I am not sure I understand why anyone would fall for Dominos’ new pizza ads or any other major chain

    Their pizzas are basically the same….maybe a few differences but nothing crazy. Still taste solid when drunk and terrible when sober

  25. MeowMaximus says:

    I tried one of these, and it was awesome – good work Domino’s!

  26. areaman says:

    This reminds me of the Onion video…

    http://www.theonion.com/video/dominos-scientists-test-limits-of-what-humans-will,14252/

    “Increasing the visual repulsiveness of the pizza only makes them more popular.”

  27. dg says:

    Forget the Feta – try Colby-Jack. Oh, and forget the Domino’s, and go with someplace real…

  28. Capta76 says:

    It’s actually pretty good

  29. MustardTiger says:

    My husband loooves pizza, even has a pizza desktop wallpaper.. And he got some Domino’s super cheesy pizza thing, ate one slice and threw the whole pie away. Said it was awful. He even took a shower to get the lingering pizza smell off him! And for days the room STILL stunk. (He took the box to the dumpster, too. It wasn’t near the room for more than an hour.) Domino’s, you still suck.

  30. TacomaRogue says:

    I love Domino’s new pizza. I know, I know, it’s horrible and what have you, but there is just something about it that I love. I tend to be really picky and borring with my pizza and I like that Domino’s employees (or the ones I’ve dealt with at least) understand what I mean when I say “light sauce.”

    I still prefer home made pizza, but if I want some and don’t feel like cooking Domino’s is usually where I go.

    Also, feta on pizza is super YUM, and this one can for sure do with out the cheddar.

  31. supergeorgina says:

    I want this in my belly. I really really do.

  32. omg says:

    I don’t understand the appeal of fetid cheese on pizza.

  33. Avrus says:

    It’s as if millions of cows cried out, and were suddenly milked.

  34. Plasmafox says:

    Banned by ACTA provisions on regional food names.

  35. gman863 says:

    I’m holding out for the Spinal Tap pizza.

    Its cheese count goes up to eleven.

  36. Bkhuna says:

    I realize that economics/availability limit many peoples pizza buying decisions, but I will never, never, never order another domino’s putrid pie.

    I will do without before reaching that deep down the food chain.

  37. swimman1 says:

    Had not had Dominos pizza in over 15 years. When they decided to change everything, I gave them another shot. The pizza was worse than the original. Dough was still cardboard, sauce was terrible, and the cheese needed to be aged a few more years! When everything was combined, it got that much worse. We threw the remainder of the pie out and got one from elsewhere.

    Sorry Dominos, your pizza is STILL horrible and adding another type of cheese will not fix the problem. I’m also available to be in one of your commercials where you get candid responses from consumers. I promise to be honest!

  38. Not a Fan Boy says:

    In the American public school cafeteria part of Mexico.

  39. xamarshahx says:

    ewww, feta on pizza

  40. judacris says:

    Well, our Pizza Hut here has a 7 cheese pizza. Take that! http://www.pizzahut.com.sg/whatsnew/dinein_cheesy7.asp

  41. Chaosium says:

    I was interested in Domino’s for the first time in a dozen years… until I heard “feta”.

    They’re probably not going to be discriminating about the taste of the cheeses if they’re not even bothering to choose cheese that goes well with the rest.