Definition: Bulk Fermentation

In the context of a pizza oven, bulk fermentation refers to the process of allowing the dough to rise as a single, large batch before it is divided and shaped into individual pizzas. During this time, the yeast in the dough ferments, producing carbon dioxide gas that gives the dough its desired texture and flavor.


  • “After the dough has gone through bulk fermentation, it is ready to be divided and shaped into individual pizza crusts.”
  • “Bulk fermentation is an essential step in the pizza-making process as it allows the dough to develop flavor and texture.”
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