400 GRADI IS MAKING A LITERAL 150-CHEESE PIZZA; It’s officially the world’s cheesiest pizza.
Originally published by Libby Curran on concreteplayground.com, on September 6, 2018
The world has witnessed pizza spinoffs aplenty since the first pizzeria supposedly opened in Naples back in 1738. But if there’s one thing most pizza lovers can agree on, it’s that cheese makes everything a whole lot better.
So, you can imagine the cheesy grins all over Melbourne as 400 Gradi this week announced the addition of a 150-cheese pizza to its Melbourne menus for one glorious day. Don’t go assuming that the number 150 is hyperbole — this pizza will have literally 150 cheeses of varying textures and tastes in both the cheese base and the extra cheeses on top.
Created by 400 Gradi owner and winner of the world’s best pizza title Johnny Di Francesco, the hallowed pizza will only be available from Wednesday, September 5, to Sunday, September 8 in celebration of America’s National Cheese Pizza Day (apparently that’s a thing).
The current world record for the cheesiest pizza — well, officially, the Greatest Variety of Cheese on a Pizza — goes to one topped with 111 different varieties, and Di Francesco has smashed this record.
It’s not the first time Di Francesco has brought an over-the-top cheese pizza into reality — he’s twice created a 99-cheese pizza, once in 2016, and once in 2014 to coincide with the release of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the animals who dreamed up the idea of the 99-cheese pizza) movie. Since then, he’s been hard at work, nipping, tucking and experimenting with cheese ratios to ensure this latest iteration is truly a cheese lover’s dream personified.
The 150-cheese pizza is $25 and will be gracing the menus at Gradi restaurants across Melbourne until Sunday, September 8, including the original 400 Gradi, Brunswick East; Gradi Crown, Southbank; Gradi Eastland, Eastland Shopping Centre, Ringwood; and 400 Gradi, Essendon.
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