Cheese and Herb Stuffed Focaccia
So, what IS the difference between pizza and focaccia? Both are yeasted Italian flatbreads, generally cooked on the floor of a stone oven, and always adorned with toppings and/or fillings ranging from the simple (herbs, olive oil and sea salt) to the sublime (fresh garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, provolone, etc.).
There's actually a main difference, and a lesser one. These flatbreads are called focaccia in the north of Italy, and pizza in the south. In addition, focaccia is generally a bit thicker than pizza, usually carries its enhancements in the dough rather than atop it, and tends to be adorned more simply (though you couldn't prove it by the following recipe). The focaccia below is an instant sandwich — it has its fillings baked right inside.