Last week I headed into Cockermouth to collect my highly anticipated order of doughy delights from Magic Mountain Woodfired Pizza.
Serving out of a converted retro Citroen van that spent it’s life pre-pizza ferrying onions to and fro in the South of France, Magic Mountain offers a pretty decent range of freshly cooked pizzas for such a small operation.
All the way from your standard Margherita to the more extravagant delights such as “The GOAT”- they also have a variety of sauces, and chocolate brownies available for dessert.
The special on offer this month uses locally sourced Cumbrian Solway Salami from a family run business, which we love to see! For the vegans and vegetarians out there, the option of vegan cheese is available.
My family were intrigued by this popular pizza van, so I went along with them and tried a selection of three different pizzas. We went for the Margherita, The GOAT, and the Prosciutto. The pizzas were around 11” and came in your standard brown pizza box, stamped with a little Magic Mountain logo.
They were beautifully cooked with a nice char on the crust and base. I’m not too concerned about looks, but as you can see in the pictures the presentation was heavenly.
Starting with the intriguingly named “The GOAT”, this one came with a tomato base, mozzarella, goats cheese, caramelised red onion, chorizo, and chilli. The cheeses were creamy and contrasted nicely to the sweet caramelised onions and chewy, spicy chorizo.
It came with chilli but was only mild, so it would be appropriate for those who can’t really handle the heat.
The Prosciutto came with a tomato base, mozzarella, fig chutney, chilli jam, prosciutto, and rocket. Wonderful flavours once again, the sweet chutney balanced with the savoury ham really well.
The rocket was fresh and hadn’t gone all soggy which can sometimes happen, and added a nice hint of pepper.
Lastly, you can’t go wrong with a classic Margherita, it comes with a tomato base, mozzarella, and basil. Like all the pizzas, the tomato base was delicious, and the cheese melted perfectly.
The dough was fluffy and thick, for me personally I enjoy a thinner, crispier base, but to each their own!
Overall, I really enjoyed the pizzas, they were fresh, filling, and flavourful. Definitely an upgrade from your standard greasy takeaway pizza and for a better price too, with the cheapest being £9 and the most expensive being £12.50 and it was worth every penny.
Magic Mountain Woodfired Pizza serve from 6-8pm on Tuesdays outside the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth, you can follow them on Instagram at @magicmountainwoodfiredpizza