At the beginning of the 19th century, Italian workers disembarked in Marseilles with pizzas. Inhabitants of Marseilles were immediately seduced.
In those days, there was no mozzarella cheese in the south of France and the inhabitants of Marseilles claimed ownership of the recipe using emmental and to go with, refined local foods such as anchovy, oregano and olives.
Marseilles is the place where the first « pizza truck » was invented. It spread so much that thousands of trucks invaded the streets and the Municipality had to regulate their number leading to their dispersal across France and Europe. From Italy to Marseilles …..until Lisbon