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Melbourne Restaurant Sets Guinness World Record For Creating A 154 Cheese Pizza

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Melbourne Restaurant Sets Guinness World Record For Creating A 154 Cheese Pizza

You'd think Italy would be the reigning champs over everything to do with pizza, considering, well, they invented the delicious dish.

But it seems as though Aussies have emerged victorious in a very random, yet achievable feat by clinching the Guinness World Record for the most amount of cheese piled into one pizza.

Credit: 400 Gradi/Guinness World Records
Credit: 400 Gradi/Guinness World Records

Now, you're probably thinking this pizza will be either massive in size or height considering it managed to squeeze a whopping 154 different types of cheese into a single pizza.

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But no, it's actually a very normal looking pizza, but it packs one hell of a punch.

400 Gradi in Brunswick, Melbourne now has the record and the win fugitively and literally tastes delicious.

The previous record for the highest number of cheese varieties on a single pizza was 111, so the guys at 400 Gradi absolutely smashed it.

Credit: 400 Gradi/Guinness World Records
Credit: 400 Gradi/Guinness World Records
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400 Gradi's Johnny Di Francesco said he was inspired to take on the challenge thanks to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. One of the turtles, Donatello, said that a pizza with 99 different cheeses was a 'culinary impossibility'.

Well, take that Donatello.

Johnny told the Guinness World Records: "While the 154-cheese pizza may not have been a culinary impossibility, it was certainly a culinary challenge! We knew it was an ambitious idea, but probably more-so than first anticipated.

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"We also needed to be sure each individual cheese was distinct enough from the next, yet complimentary to each flavour, and could blend really well together once combined."

"The cheeses included the likes of gorgonzola, pecorino, Taleggio, aged cheddar, gouda and of course, many more!"

When the pizza was rolled out across 400 Gradi's restuarants, they introduced an ingenious hack to make it easier to create. They infused the 154 cheeses into one giant block and shipped it out, rather than making the chefs have to do it themselves.

Sadly, the restaurant, which has locations across the city and soon in Texas, has stopped selling the pizza as of January 31.

Featured Image Credit: Guinness World Records/400 Gradi

Topics: Food, Community, Australia, Pizza

Stewart Perrie
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