This is one pizza that beats any Pizza Hut hands down. Quattro Formaggi means Four Cheeses in Italian and to make it, you obviously need 4 cheeses. I’ve come across numerous combinations, but the cheese that is found in every recipe is blue cheese. The Italian version is called gonzonzola. I have with me, Danish blue cheese.
Blue cheese is unmistakable with its pungent, fermented smell. My maid once threw my blue cheese away because she thought it had spoiled. Anyway, like durians, you need to acquire a taste for blue cheese. Once you’ve acquired it, you’ll be hooked.
Next, let me introduce my other cheesy friends – the supporting characters. All of them are readily available at Cold Storage, but be forewarned that they are not your regular cheeses and are quite pricey. I don’t recommend that you use the cheaper types of cheese.
The older the gouda, the stronger the taste. Frankly, not really into Western food, this is my first encounter with gouda. I find it rather firm, smooth and has a nice, robust flavour second only to the blue cheese here.
Provolone is the only Italian cheese I have here. The taste is very mild and doesn’t seem add much to the overall flavour of the pizza. I probably won’t use this cheese the next time.
This is the second Danish cheese I have here. It’s very soft in texture and has a rich, creamy taste which makes it quite suited for this pizza.
Of course, it would be a rewarding experience to make the pizza dough myself, but a few days before this, my friend had tried to make a noodle dough herself. Instead of getting the dough done, she was done by the dough after 2 exhausting hours. Without much time to burn, I got a packet of pre-made pizza dough from the frozen food section.
Very simply, you’s just need to spread the 4 different types of cheese onto the dough. I then baked the cheesed dough for 10-15mins at 200 deg C.
And this is my very first quattro formaggi! The cheese overflowed the edges a little, but nobody was complaining because it smelled and tasted so good.
Do try this at home. Your kids are sure to love. I sure wish I could offer some to my friend who was done by the dough.