Is it possible to have too much cheese on a pizza? The big chains don't think so. Back in '95, Pizza Hut rolled out a stuffed-crust pie with wads of extra mozzarella hidden along the rim. In 2000, it put the extra mozzarella flat inside the double-decker Insider.
Now Domino's has taken the cheese compulsion to a new extreme with the Doublemelt. This pie tucks a creamy herb-cheese sauce between two thin layers of crust, adds more cheese (mozzarella) plus tomato sauce and various traditional toppings, and then crowns it all with an additional six-cheese layer (provolone, Colby, Monterey Jack, Parmesan, Romano and more mozzarella).
But be warned: If you order a Doublemelt expecting a drippy goo-fest of oozing molten cheese (the kind of pizza Drive-By used to ask Santa for when he was younger), you may be disappointed.
The Doublemelt stands admirably on its own two crusts: a standard-issue pie with six extra cheeses on top and a whisper of added depth -- garlic and herbs cavort in the cheese sauce between the crusts. Still, cheese mavens are bound for disappointment: Even with seven cheeses on three levels, it's just not cheesy enough.