Fugazza

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Fugazza con queso.
Fugazzeta.

Fugazza con queso (from Genoese dialect: fugassa, Italian: focaccia), or simply Fugazza, is a common type of Argentinian pizza originating in Buenos Aires that consists of a thick pizza crust topped with onions, cheese, and sometimes olives.[1] It is derived from a combination of Neapolitan pizza with Italian focaccia bread.

Fugazza and its variations are believed to have been invented by a Genovese-Argentine pizza maker named Juan Banchero sometime between 1893 and 1932, who served it out of a pizza shop bearing his name. Banchero's pizza shop continues to sell Fugazza to this day in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of La Boca, which historically served as a home to Genovese immigrants to Argentina.[2]

Characteristics and varieties[edit]

Fugazza is typically prepared with the following ingredients:[3]


Fugazzetta is a variation on fugazza in which the cheese is baked in between two pizza crusts (usually media masa), and the onions are placed on top.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PIZZA FUGAZZA CON QUESO – PIZZA ARGENTINA". Cómeme la pizza.
  2. ^ "Los inventores de la fugazza con queso". Clarín. 12 February 2006.
  3. ^ "PIZZA FUGAZZA CON QUESO – PIZZA ARGENTINA".
  4. ^ "Fugazza vs. fugazzeta" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-06-08.