Quattro Formaggi Crusted Steak

4 servings
20 min


Origin: European, Italian

Method: Grill or Smoker

4 cheese crusted bacon wrapped filet with twice baked potato and Brussel sprouts.

Reminiscent of some high-end steakhouse steaks, cheese crusted steaks are sure to impress. These Italian inspired Quattro Formaggi Crusted Steaks are topped with a blend of fontina, gorgonzola, smoked mozzarella, and grated parmesan. These are the perfect special occasion steak for a romantic dinner.

What is Quattro Formaggi?

Fontina, smoked mozzarella, and parmesan cheese on a cutting board.

Quattro formaggi literally translates to four cheese in Italian. Typically consisting of a blue cheese, parmesan, mozzarella, and a soft cheese like fontina, Quattro formaggi is a classic topping for pizza in Italy or used as a sauce for pasta.

Tub of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.

Making the Four Cheese Crusted Steak

Bacon wrapped steak topped with gorgonzola and smoked mozzarella cheese.

While we love a good Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon or steak with a gorgonzola crust, sometimes we want a steak with a little less funk. Blending the blue cheese or gorgonzola cheese with additional cheeses strikes the perfect balance for a cheese crusted steak.

To make the Quattro Formaggi Steak you will need the steaks of your choice, some steak seasoning, and the 4 cheeses for your crust. Simply shred your cheeses and mix together. This recipe should provide enough cheese topping for about 4-6 steaks, depending on the size and type of steak used.

What cut is best for a cheese crusted steak?

Plate with bacon wrapped filets.

In our opinion a high-grade filet mignon is the best cut of steak to make a steak with a cheese crust. Other cuts like strip steak, bacon wrapped sirloin, or ribeye are good choices as well.

Bacon wrapped steak.

For more great steak recipes check out some of these classic steak recipes from around the world:

Season and grill your steaks

Generously season the steak with your favorite steak rub or just some coarse salt and pepper. A classic SPG rub works great, as does our Chicago Style Steak Rub or Ancho Espresso Steak Rub if you want a little spice added to your steak.

Seasoned bacon wrapped steaks.

Grill your steak with your desired method, whether it be a traditional sear, or reverse sear method. With a traditional sear method add the steak cheese topping for about the final 5-7 minutes of indirect cooking. If using a reverse sear method, add the cheese as soon as you flip the steak for the final time.

Bacon wrapped filet mignon on a Big Green Egg grill.

A final method is to pull the steaks off about 7 degrees below your desired temperature and place the cheese crusted streak under a broiler for a couple minutes until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.

Quattro formaggi crusted steaks on a grill.

Once the steaks are done cooking, remove from the heat and let the steaks rest for about 3 minutes before serving.

Plate with a grilled filet mignon with a 4 cheese crust.

What to serve with Quattro Formaggi Crusted Steak

Serve the Quattro formaggi topped steaks with your favorite sides like baked potatoes, Smoked Au Gratin Potatoes, Fried Mashed Potato Cakes with Herbes de Provence Butter, or Smoked Jalapeno Twice Baked Potatoes.

Quattro Formaggi crusted steak and twice baked potato.

The flavorful steaks also go well with our Malbec Sauce For Steak or Stout Sauce for Steak.

4 cheese crusted bacon wrapped filet with twice baked potato and Brussel sprouts.

Dig in and enjoy your Quattro Formaggi Crusted Steaks!

Quattro Formaggi crusted steak with twice baked potato and Brussel sprouts.

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Quattro Formaggi Crusted Steak
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 1/4 Cup Crumbled Gorgonzola
  • 1/4 Cup Smoked Mozzarella Shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Fontina Shredded
  • 4 Steak
  • 4 teaspoons Beef or Steak Rub

In a bowl, combine the 4 cheeses and mix well to combine.
Generously season the steaks with your choice of steak or beef seasoning.
Grill your steaks using your desired method, topping the steaks with the 4-cheese mixture for about the final 5-7 minutes of indirect cooking. Alternately, remove the steaks from the heat about 7 degrees below your desired temperature, top with cheese, and place under a broiler for about 2 minutes until the cheese crust is melted and slightly browned.
Chris Gipson | Carne Diem
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