What’s the Difference Between a Calzone and a Stromboli?


Both are made with pizza dough and stuffed with cheese, but they are definitely not the same.

The following article, written by Alex Delany, appears on bon appetit.

A stromboli and a calzone are not the same thing. Please, I beg you, trust me. I tell that to people quite frequently (because I am the type of person who talks about stromboli a lot) and no one seems to believe me.

I give them a nice explanation as to what stromboli is and what a calzone is. They skeptically say, “Ok, yeah, sure,” and then they walk away muttering something like, “That guy was weird, right?”

That’s not how this is going to go. I’m going to tell you what the difference between a calzone and a stromboli is, and then you’re going to write it in your journal and make it your mantra.

Maybe you’ll even get it tattooed on your body. Who’s to say?

Both calzones and stromboli are pizza derivatives. They utilize the same ingredients to achieve different versions of a sealed, portable pizza.

There’s pizza dough, cheese, and fillings. Sometimes there’s sauce. We’ll get into that in a second. Here’s how they’re different: Continue reading at bon appetit. 

A delicious calzone, fresh from the oven.

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