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Aug 22, 2008 01:51 PM

Quattro Formaggi, ANY four cheeses?

I was just wondering if anyone else is a bit ticked off by resturaunts (particualry pizza parlors) who offer pizza described as Quattro formaggi which consist of mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan and a foruth cheese that is NOT gorgonzola. Yes I know its ligusically correct to call such a pizza four cheese but to me quattro Formaggi isn't quatro formaggia if it has no gorgonzola. Plus most of those forth cheeses are insipid choices like romano (okay I guess) provolone (so-so) or shapr cheddar (ick) I even once live near a greek/italain resutruant that used feta (ugh?) so what does anyone else think on the subject?

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  1. I would find good Italian Fontina to be acceptable.

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    1. re: pikawicca

      i prefer that mix (can't stand gorgonzola), or romano instead of fontina.

    2. I've actually never had a quattro formaggi with ricotta.

      1. I've seen the following:
        Smoked mozz
        Gorgonzola Dolce
        Parmigiano/Romano mix

        I don't know what that says other than the cheeses are all more or less Italian. As for cheddar - I think I'd walk out if I saw that.

        1. I've never had quattro fromaggi anything with gorgonzola.

          1. I've never had gorgonzola in this quatro formaggio formation. I didn't know there was a rule of which cheeses to use.