Four Cheese Sauce
Four cheese sauce is wonderful on pasta, but can also be used to make a gratin of vegetables. Simply make this four cheese sauce recipe, pour over blanched vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli or asparagus, top with breadcrumbs and Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese, and put in a hot oven until the topping is golden and the sauce is bubbling. When you make four cheese pasta sauce, cheese is your most important ingredient.
Servings Prep Time
6cups 20minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6cups 20minutes
Cook Time
  1. This recipe is the perfect reason to splurge on imported aged Provolone and Parmigiano Reggiano since they will add all the flavor you will want in this four cheese sauce. You can vary the cheeses for this sauce, but do not replace Gorgonzola with Danish Blue as it will be too salty. Definitely use four cheese pasta sauce when you’re making Macaroni and Cheese because four cheeses are better than one. Heat the broth (you can use chicken or vegetable broth instead of Parmesan Broth) until it is simmering. In a heavy sauce pan melt the butter until foamy. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring all the time until the mixture is bubbling but not browning. Add the broth and stir with a whisk to remove lumps. Once the mixture is smooth, add the milk.
  2. Add the mustard powder, pepper and nutmeg. Cook the sauce on very low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
  3. Add the Provolone, Fontina and Gorgonzola and stir to melt. Add the Parmigiano Reggiano last, and taste to see if the sauce needs any salt. This will depend on the saltiness of the cheeses.
  4. If you are making this sauce in advance, put a piece of parchment paper on top of the hot sauce to prevent a skin from forming. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
  5. When you reheat this sauce, stir continuously with a spatula to prevent burning.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Four Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 37%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.