Extreme Pizza Makers Crank the Cheese Level Up to 111
They made 101 cheeses look like chump change.
Think the best part of pizza is the cheese? Then you’ll definitely be itching to try to a humble-looking pie made by pizza chefs Mirko Gazzari and Andrea Pellegrini that boasted 111 different types of cheese on it, setting a new record for a pizza featuring the greatest variety of cheeses.
The pizza, which was no bigger than your average pie, was topped with 288.6 grams (about .64 pounds) of cheese. Varieties including Mozzarella, Emmental, Red Leicester, Comté and Raclette de Chèvre were carefully measured and weighed before being applied to the pie. The pizza featured precisely 2.6 grams of each type of cheese, in a process overseen by a Guinness World Record adjudicator and a cheese expert.
The record-breaking pizza and nine identical pies were then sliced up and consumed by a lucky group of event attendees, one of whom, in an interview with Guinness, declared it to be “crunchy and cheesy” and marveled that “each piece tastes different!
The record-breaking event, which was held in mid-March in Germany, was co-sponsored by a pizza delivery service, pizza.de; an Italian restaurant in Berlin, Vadoli; and a game company, Assemble Entertainment GmbH.
With their prize-winning pie, the organizers bested the previous cheesiest-pizza record holder, Scottie’s Pizza Parlor, in Portland, Oregon, which held its lofty position atop the cheesy pizza heap for less than a year. Scottie’s record pies had 101 cheeses, which, you know, seemed like a lot at the time.
But then these guys came up and took it up to 111.
Photo courtesy of @vadoli_pizza