It’s been a hot minute since me and the missus got out for a date night—let alone one that involves trying some new pizza. But, last weekend we stumbled across the perfect pizza-indulging summer get-away in the funky little town of Spring Green, WI (and it happens to be great for social distancing).
The White School Collective Pizza Party.
Every Friday from May to September a refurbished old schoolhouse that operates as an event space for weddings and birthdays serves up wood-fired pizzas. With only the presence of a Facebook page, you have to tune in every Thursday to see what’s on the menu.
If you’re into their offerings you’ve got until 5pm Friday to submit your order. Then simply take the scenic drive to Spring Green, show up at your designated time slot and your wood-fired pie awaits.
If you like it fresh, piping hot, and melty you can enjoy it right in their spacious backyard garden. And, let me tell you, at a picnic table back there you’ll soak up the summer vibes like a koozie soaks up the sweat beads of a frosty beverage on a hot day.
The pizza is as rustic as the hilly, rural Wisconsin terrain you have to travel through to get to it. The pizza’s come out misshapen and flour-laden and remind you you’re in the country.
The menu varies from week to week but typically features three “specialty” options, like lamb gyro pizza, buffalo cauliflower pizza, or last week’s “sweet corn with bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic scapes, and a white cheese sauce”. If you want it simple they always have “the regulars”: A four-cheese blend, a pepperoni, and a Margherita.
In typical Tess and Tyler fashion, we couldn’t just try “one” pizza, we had to get a lay of the land. So, we started out by sampling a four-cheese and a pepperoni to measure their core competencies. The pepperoni stole the show for me, bless them, they stuck those pepperoni under the cheese and I love that.
The “special pizza” that sung to us that night was the Southwestern; it came with “chicken breast and pineapple salsa, on a black bean puree with spicy pepper cheese.” The sweet, spicy, and savory combo was a nice addition to our mini-vacation mood.
Getting out of the house to White School Collective was a ray of sunshine thru a cloudy couple of months COVID.
While lately, it’s a little harder to capture all the traditional summer fun we’ve been yearning for, I’m thanking my lucky stars that backyard pizza and laughs with my love has remained pandemic proof.
What I’m eating: White School Collective, cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, and “southwestern” with chicken, pineapple salsa, black bean puree, and spicy pepper cheese.
What I’m reading: Cracking the Sales Management Code: The Secrets to Measuring and Managing Sales Performance -Jason Jordan and Michelle Vazzana