Pizza Quattro Formaggi

If you love cheese, you’re going to really love this pizza! Featuring not one, but four, delicious cheeses melted over a oven-baked crust, this recipe is the epitome of Italian cuisine – a simple idea, beautifully executed. This recipe feeds four, but feel free to double or triple it to serve a crowd. 


Serves: 4
Preparation: 1 hour
Difficulty: moderate


Ingredients

Pizza Dough

1 tsp dried yeast
Pinch caster sugar
3/4 cup lukewarm water
1 1/2cups plain flour
1/2 tsp salt

Topping

150g pizza sauce
50g mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced or chopped
50g ricotta
50g provolone piccante, cut into small cubes
50g fresh Parmesan, grated
2 tsp dried oregano leaves to garnish


Method

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and water in a bowl. Set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes or until bubbles appear.
  2. Place the flour and salt in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour in the yeast mixture and stir until it comes together.
  3. Knead dough lightly, transfer to a clean, oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for 20–30 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.
  4. Preheat the oven to 220C.
  5. Punch down the dough to remove air bubbles then roll out a 20cm (8in) circle on a board lightly dusted with flour or fine semolina, and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Place all the cheeses in a large mixing bowl and lightly toss to mix them up.
  7. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the base and sprinkle the cheeses over the sauce, distributing the topping evenly.
  8. Sprinkle the oregano over the top and bake for 12 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve immediately.