Tuesday 9 March 2021

Pizza quattro formaggi (four-cheese pizza)

15 minutes to prepare  Serves 4

Quattro formaggi

Cheese, cheese and more cheese!

This deliciously gooey four-cheese pizza (AKA the quattro formaggi) showcases four cheeses with different characteristics.
It is topped with ricotta cheese, creamy mozzarella, pungent provolone cheese and stracchino for a cheese lover’s dream.  
I kept this recipe simple but don’t be afraid to mess with the ratios of the cheeses!

Here are ingredients for a 4-serving recipe (4 pizzas):

1 kg pizza dough divided into 4 balls (you may find here my pizza dough recipe and here my recipe for sourdough pizza)
200 g mozzarella cheese
200 g ricotta cheese
200 g Provolone cheese
200 g Stracchino cheese
EVO oil
salt and pepper

  1. Cube mozzarella, and Provolone cheeses
  2. When you are ready to bake the pizzas, take the dough out of the fridge, leaving at least 1 hour and half for it to warm up and get pliable
  3. Preheat oven to 270°C (or, better, as far as oven temperatures go)
  4. Generously dust the counter with semolina flour. Make the pizzas one at a time. Dip your hands in flour and lift a ball of dough. Very gently lay the dough across your fists and carefully stretch it by bouncing the dough in a circular motion on your hands, carefully giving it a little stretch with each bounce. Once the dough has expanded outward, move to a full toss. When the dough is stretched out to your satisfaction (about 25 cm in diameter), lay it on the baking tray covered by baking paper
  5. Top each pizza with EVO oil and sprinkle Provolone cheese over
  6. Bake the pizza for about 10 minutes. If the top gets done before the bottom, you will need to move the baking tray to a lower self before the next round
  7. Few minutes before pizzas are done, add mozzarella cheese on top, and let it melt
  8. Remove the pizza from the oven and transfer it to a wooden cutting board. Add few spoons of ricotta and stracchino cheese, freshly ground pepper, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts are detailed in the table below. Data is provided per serving.

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