Last updated on September 11th, 2023 at 02:13 pm
A bite from a four-cheese pizza can make your taste buds go crazy with delight. The different flavors from each cheese come together and create a great pizza.
The secret to creating a great four-cheese pizza is the combination of carefully selected cheese varieties.
This article will examine these cheeses and how they enhance the pizza’s taste.
A four-cheese pizza has four kinds of cheese: Mozzarella, Fontina, Gorgonzola, and Parmesan. Mozzarella is the main ingredient that helps preserve moisture and shield the cheeses from extreme heat when preparing this pizza. These cheeses combine into one with tomato paste to produce a tasty pizza.
What Is A 4 Cheese Pizza?
A four-cheese pizza has four different kinds of cheese garnished together. These cheeses include Mozzarella, Parmesan, Gorgonzola, and Fontina.
You might find pizzas with different cheeses depending on the geographical location. Each cheese has a semi-flat nature and varying tastes.
A four-cheese pizza typically combines a mature cheese, a firm cheese, a milky cheese, and a slushy cheese.
Tomato paste is also an important ingredient that melts these cheeses together.
Other cheese types in a four-cheese pizza include Robiola, Pecorino, Taleggio, and Stracchino.
Below we’ll look at the four common kinds of cheese in a four-cheese pizza.
Mozzarella cheese is a milk product of Italian buffalo. The Mozzarella cheese variant used for preparing pizza is a freshly spun-curd product with little moisture.
The galactose available in this variant is low. Mozzarella’s milky and smooth nature, elasticity, and delicate texture make it the go-to cheese for making pizzas.
Manufacturers knead the cheese when producing it. Kneading the cheese gives it the stretchy attribute which produces those strands you see on pizzas.
Mozzarella might taste bland, but it brings out the taste of other ingredients.
When blended with different cheeses, this cheese provides a delicious cheese experience.
Gorgonzola cheese is blue cheese. It comes from the milk of an unskimmed cow. This cheese can be soft, creamy, crumbly, and rather salty.
It has more of a bite than other cheese. When young, this cheese has a mild taste. It develops a sharp taste as it ages and even tastes nutty.
Gorgonzola cheese has distinct blue streaks and has high moisture. This cheese is a good complement to Mozzarella cheese.
Fontina is a cheese that also comes from cow milk. The cheese is moderately soft. Its flavor is mild or semi-sharp and contains milk fat of about 45%.
Fontina cheese has a nutty and fatty flavor, making it desirable to many. It melts well, making it perfect for preparing pizzas.
Parmesan cheese is a product of cow’s milk. This cheese tastes salty and savory and is yellow with a gritty texture.
It is dense, and manufacturers leave it to age for almost one year. It stands out on pizza since it’s so different from Mozzarella.
How Much Cheese Is on a 4 Cheese Pizza?
A four-cheese pizza combines four different kinds of cheese, with each cheese having a significant amount.
Below is a table of the amount of cheese in a 12-inch four-cheese pizza.
|2 ounces (cubed)
|2 ounces (cubed)
|2 ounces (grated)
|2 tablespoons (grated)
The above amount of respective cheeses will produce a 12-inch pizza. Adding other ingredients, you can make a four-cheese pizza on your own.
The ingredients include;
- 21/2 grams of fresh yeast.
- Half tablespoon of caster sugar.
- 150 grams of flour.
- 100 grams of bread flour.
- One tablespoon of salt.
- 20 milliliters of olive oil.
The following procedure will guide you in making the pizza.
- Get a jug, turn the yeast into 150 milliliters of water and pour the sugar. Allow it to dissolve in a warm area for about ten minutes or till the mixture begins to bubble.
- Turn the flours into a big bowl and create a well from the center. Divide the yeast blend into two, then add one part of it into the bowl.
- Stir, then pour the oil and salt before stirring again. Add the remaining yeast mixture, then collapse the dough wall using a wooden spoon or your hands.
- Smear olive oil on a surface and your hands, and bring out the dough onto the surface. Work the dough with your hand’s heel to roll the dough over and around itself.
- Continue this for three minutes, then turn the dough into a fresh, faintly oiled bowl. Place a soggy tea towel on the bowl and let the yeast activate in a warm area.
- After it swells, remove the dough and place it on a floured area. Fold the corners underneath into neat balls and place the dough on a plate having cling film.
- Allow the dough to swell again for over twenty minutes. Please turn on the oven, set it to 240C/220C fan/gas, and then preheat the pizza stone.
- Sprinkle flour on a surface, then roll the dough into a sphere before dimpling with oil-dipped fingertips. If you want some passata, you can spread them across the base.
- Add the Mozzarella, Fontina, and Gorgonzola cheeses to the dough and allow a small wall for melting.
- Dust Parmesan cheese atop the dough then crushes it with black pepper.
- Move the dough onto the pizza stone and place it in the oven’s middle. Bake the pizza for over fifteen minutes or until the edges turn brown and the cheeses melt.
- Serve the pizza.
Which Cheese Does Domino’s Use in Their 4 Cheese Pizza?
Domino uses four different kinds of cheese to create a unique taste for their four-cheese pizza.
The cheeses are Mozzarella cheese, ghost peppered flavored cheese, orange cheddar cheese, and creamy cheese.
Let’s have a detailed look at these cheese choices by Domino.
#1. Mozzarella Cheese
Mozzarella is one of the most common cheese options for Domino pizzas. This cheese is slightly processed and retains that fresh taste and bright, creamy nature.
With Mozzarella, there are two options or varieties: low humid Mozzarella and high humid Mozzarella. Low humid Mozzarella has an extended shelf life.
It also tastes saltier with a harder flavor than highly humid Mozzarella. Mozzarella with low humidity melts quicker during baking.
Furthermore, this kind of Mozzarella prepared using milk is best for pizzas.
This attribute makes the cheese great even if blended with other cheese or used alone.
High humid Mozzarella’s shelf life is shorter. This cheese has a pale brownness and maintains its shape when cooked.
#2. Ghost Peppered Flavored Cheese
Ghost pepper cheese has a combination of spicy and smoky aromas. It is a product of Bhut Jolokia pepper from India and contains 855,000 Scoville units of heat for every bite.
This cheese is unique from other cheeses since it adds spice to the pizza when blended with other cheeses.
#3. Cream Cheese
This fresh cheese is a product of cream and milk. Cream cheese is typically soft and has a mild taste.
The cream retains the dough’s tenderness when melted on the pizza’s crust.
Cream cheese creates a creamy-like base to accommodate toppings and caramelized onions on the pizza. It gives the pizza an earthly and nutty flavor.
#4. Orange Cheddar Cheese
Orange cheddar cheese has a sharper taste than other cheese, making it accepted by most people.
This cheese melts easily, blends well with other cheese, and enhances the pizza’s color.
The versatility of this cheese allows for toppings like sweet pineapple and savory meat on your pizza.
Toppings that go well with this pizza include capers, ham, pepperoni, and bacon.
Preparing a four-cheese pizza requires four kinds of cheese: Mozzarella, Fontina, Gorgonzola, and Parmesan.
A 4 cheese pizza is a pizza that blends four different cheese varieties on a pizza.
The cheeses Domino uses for their pizzas are Mozzarella; ghost peppered flavored cheese, orange cheddar cheese, and creamy cheese.