Cover bowl with a damp dish cloth. (Moistening it prevents it from sticking to the dough.) Allow dough to rise for however long it takes to hear the funny thing that SpongeBob just said, help someone with their schoolwork, remind everybody that good pizza takes time, answer a robocall about wonderful vacation opportunities, switch laundry loads, and get the sauce made and cheese grated (more on that later). Or about half an hour, whichever comes first.
Another important note on cheese: I buy the big lumps and grate it myself, as alluded to in my dough monologue. Those pre-packaged pre-shredded mozzarellas melt poorly, feel grainy, and taste weird. If you disagree or feel the time they save for you is worth it, go right ahead. Just don’t ask us to. We’re cheese purists around here. (Except for Daniel.)