Originally Posted by AlessandraItaly
In Italy every grocery store has the little yeast cake cubes and that is the only yeast we use for pizza or bread. We use it dry only for backing cakes or cookies and it is a particular kind of yeast not like the one I find here. I tried to make pizza with dry yeast but it does not taste the same. I guess this is one thing I will have to give up.
Allessandra, pizza here in US will not taste like pizza in Italy, even if you can find the cake yeast. It's not the yeast, it's both the flour here and the water. As for cake yest, like the dry, you can store it in your freezer and it iwill keep a looooooooong time!
I use SAF dry yeast for baking -- there are two different kinds, for breads and for sweet doughs -- and I keep it in the freezer. If you are going to be living here, it is probably a good idea to get comfortable with using dry yeast. Better than giving up making pizza, for sure!