Winnipeg pizza chef takes home top prize from World Pizza Championship

Pizza champ Thomas Schneider. Facebook

A local pizza chef is a national champion after taking home the Best Pizza Maker in Canada award at the World Pizza Championship in Parma, Italy.

Thomas Schneider – who owns Lindenwoods-area Timmy Tom’s Pizzeria located inside Trans Canada Brewing Co. – was the Canadian champ in the ‘Classica’ division at the April event.

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Schneider told Canadian Pizza magazine his winning creation used a spiced honey base, topped with a custom blend of local Bothwell cheeses, as well as burrata cheese, truffle salt, prosciuotto di Parma, arugula, lemon zest, and 36-month old parmigiano reggiano.

The World Pizza Championship – or Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza in its home country – began in 1991 and attracts thousands of pizza-makers from around the globe.

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