It's hard to think of a single bad thing to say about pizza. But if we had one quibble, it might be: Why isn't every slice topped with 100 kinds of cheese?
The pie-spinners at Scottie's Pizza Parlor in Portland, Oregon, apparently had a similar thought at some point, because they just broke the world record for most cheeses on a pizza with the Centouno Formaggio, which boasted 101 kinds of cheese (and perhaps as many as 103, depending on the final count). At $2 per slice, that's about 2 cents per cheese. A simply unbeatable deal.
“The Centouno Formaggio pizza is inspired by the Novantanove Formaggio (99-cheese) pizza which was depicted in 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film,” according to Scottie’s website. “The year of the film’s release, world champion pizzamaker Johnny di Francesco of 400 Gradi Pizzeria in Melbourne, Australia created a 99-cheese pizza, simply to provie that it was not a ‘culinary impossibility,’ as exclaimed by Donatello in the film.”
While they didn't get an official Guinness Records judge to confirm their feat, Scottie's still plans to seek an official ruling on their cheesy innovation. In the meantime, they've also listed every kind of cheese found on this monster.
“All the cheeses in the 100 cheese pizza are really nice cheese,” owner Scott Riviera told the Huffington Post. “Our cheese supplier is a huge cheese buff and worked really hard selecting them for us. He tasted every single one.”
“There’s twelve of us including me and my wife and we were all just working so hard non-stop,” Rivera added. “Everyone worked overtime that week. My wife and I were up until 4 a.m. shredding cheese.”
No wonder they needed a break afterward.