Marra Forni Pizza Oven Factory Tour

Last weekend, we took the train from Rocky Mount to the Marra Forni pizza oven factory in Maryland. It was an amazing experience.

In the first picture, you can see our humble ECU Pirates cooler full of our pizza dough waited to board the train with us. Despite being jostled around and less-than-ideal treatment (and a night in a hotel), it performed spectacularly in the test kitchens.

Marra Forni uses Tuscan clay, but other than that, they use all American products to make their ovens by hand using old world techniques. Their steel is American, and even their electronic components are manufactured in the USA.

Click on the pictures above to see some details of this really great operation. We’re considering getting the Luna oven from Marra Forni, even if it is more expensive than importing one. We’re inspired by their ethic of local sourcing and craftsmanship.

What color tile? We’re torn between turquoise and black. We think either will look great, but the all black oven will have a certain Death Star appeal. 🙂


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