Next, it is drizzled with extra virgin Italian olive oil and slipped into a 750 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
When the pizza is finished cooking the Dom usually pulls it out with his bare hands (they are well conditioned after decades of cooking pizzas).
The audience buzzes during the finale, as he tops the pie with more of the shaved Gran Padano, drizzles on more olive oil and then cuts up a bunch of basil leaves and allows the pieces to flutter down over the pie.
Then a hush comes over the crowd as they wait to hear the initials of the lucky person for whom this pie was produced.
The crust is beautifully charred, chewy and puffy.