Orv’s Pizza was originally from Kaukauna, WI, and may still be produced there, but it’s now under the ownership of Minneapolis pizza company Bernatellos, that also makes and sells Roma and Brew Pub brands.
I wonder if Kaukauna Cheese is still made in Kaukauna? Hold on. OK, seems like its still made nearby, but now owned by a cheese brand collecting company from Chicago. (BTW, cheese company, I see you also hold Merkt’s, which I prefer, especially for burgers).
Wow, talk about careening wildly off track!
This Orv’s “Tasty Toppings” Sausage & Pepperoni Think Crust weighs in at a hair over one pound, and they were on sale today at 2 $8.00. That’s about the right price-point for the weight. I’m having a hard time seeing any quantity of sausage, and they may have missed a few spots with the “Real Cheese,” (as is noted on the front of the package).
BTW, before I tell you what I thought of the experience, I give the company props for the ‘real’ ingredients. Sausage is pork and seasonings, pepperoni is pork, beef, and seasonings, and tomato sauce is just….tomato sauce. So they got that going for them.
The pepperoni slice was paper thin. Say have you seen Jack Link’s is making thick “crinkle cut” pepperoni? Ain’t that interesting? Saw it at that store that John Boy and Mary Ellen started….you know, the Waltons? Right.
So how is Orv’s pizza? The thin crust is crispy, the tomato sauces leans towards being more sweet than savory and I think they shouldn’t be so stingy with the cheese. I’d say this pizza belongs at the top end of the budget lines like Totino’s, Jeno’s, and no-name brands, but even at this sale price, is pretty spendy for that category. I tried the parent company’s premium pie, Bellatoria Ultra Thin Sausage Italia, about six months ago, and it was pretty ok.
425 at 10-12 minutes brought the result shown below.
Orv’s Pizza Review