(WSVN) - If you’re usually asking for “more cheese, please,” we have a recipe for you. A traditional Italian dish with plenty of flavor for cheese lovers. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.

The Chef: Rodrigo Maciel
The Restaurant: Piola, Hallandale Beach
The Dish: Four Cheese Gnocchi


50 gr potatoes (boiled, peeled, mashed and cooled)
25 gr flour
1 egg yolk
Pinch of salt
300 gr heavy cream
60 gr mozzarella
30 gr brie cheese
30 gr gorgonzola
60 gr parmesan

Method of Preparation:

  • Place mashed potatoes in a dough mixer and mix for 1 minute.
  • If you don’t have a mixer, you can use your hands or a food processor.
  • Just make sure you have the right attachments. Nonnas (grandmother in Italian) always used their hands.
  • Add flour, egg and salt.
  • Mix for another minute and remove dough to a floured board.
  • Keep kneading until all flour has been absorbed.
  • Shape dough into loaf, then cut into strips the width of a finger.
  • Roll those strips in tube like shape.
  • Cut each tube into 1-inch cubes.


  • Fill a pot half full with water and add a pinch of salt and bring it to a boil.
  • Drop the gnocchi into the boiling water.
  • As the gnocchi rise to the surface, remove from water and dump into the iced bath prepared ahead of time (50% ice & 50% water).
  • Drain gnocchi and coat with oil.
  • Place gnocchi into container until ready to use.

Four cheese sauce:

  • In a saucepan, add heavy cream and stir while warming.
  • Cut brie and gorgonzola into finger size chunks and add to the cream.
  • Add parmesan and whisk continually until cheese melts and the sauce becomes creamy.
  • Mix well until completely blended.
  • Use immediately or refrigerate until use.

To Plate:

  • Warm gnocchi in salted, boiling water for about one minute.
  • Then, add to warm sauce and mix. Garnish with parsley.

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