For National Pizza Day Feb. 9, Coast Packing Recommends Lard for That Crust – and Has Recipes to Celebrate the Occasion

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Ready to Prep: Pizza Dough with Lard and Tart Flambe Pizza

“We love pizza in so many ways, and the variations truly are limitless.”

In a tasty follow-up to National Pizza Week, January 14-20, Coast Packing Company, the largest supplier of animal fat shortenings in the Western U.S., is serving up recipes fit for National Pizza Day, this Thursday, February 9. In the kitchen -- and in the oven – are Coast’s Pizza Dough with Lard recipe and Tart Flambe Pizza, both courtesy of Coast Corporate Chef Greg Hozinsky.

“We love pizza in so many ways, and the variations truly are limitless,” Hozinsky said. “Our dough recipe works with virtually any topping, sauce and/or cheese, and it’s amazing any way you slice it. I’m partial to Tart Flambe, an especially rich way to mark National Pizza Day.”

For first-time, every time quality from pizza crust, Chef Greg recommends that home cooks use lard. “You’ll end up with a consistent dough that is well hydrated and contains both the textural benefits of adding a little fat and irresistible bacon-forward flavors,” he said.
And if you’re still hungry, there’s always National Pizza Month… though you’ll need to wait until October to indulge.

About Coast Packing Company
Now marking its 101st year in business, Coast Packing Company (, a closely held corporation, is the number one supplier of animal fat shortenings – particularly lard and beef tallow -- in the Western United States. The company sells to major manufacturers, CPG companies, QSR and fast-food restaurant chains, broadline food service distributors, retailers, smaller food service operations, and leading bakeries. The company participates actively in diverse ethnic markets – from Hispanic retail chains, with its VIVA® brand, to various Asian specialty markets. Based in Vernon, Calif., Coast Packing Company is regional, national and, increasingly, global. In some cases, relationships are multigenerational, extending back 50 years and more. Coast is a founding member of the Healthy Fats Coalition (

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