FRUGAL QUATTRO FORMAGGI PLUS
One our favorite dishes at a local restaurant is Quattro Formaggi but as the last time we went their it ran around $13 a plate. I searched the internet and found dozens of recipes and this was my attempt to try to copy it.
Quattro Formaggi means "four cheese" in Italian, but I used the Italian Blend Fancy Shredded Blend from Walmart and it contains six cheeses (Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Romano, Fontina and Asiago so that would be where the "plus" in the title comes in. I chose this as this as:
It contains all of the cheeses that were recommended in many of the receipes I researched: Mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano and Fontina (although several recipes contained Gorgonzola, Gouda, Ricotta, Gruyere or Marscarpone)
Walmart has a limited selection of cheeses and gourmet cheeses at other stores start at $7lb. The cheeses were already shredded/grated and it saved time as I did not need to shred/grate it.
The bag of cheese was affordable at $1.67 for an 8 oz bag and I am on a budget. The total cost to make this was under $5.00 for approximately 6 servings.
The recipe I came up with which turned out to be closest without breaking the bank to make it: