A restaurant in Berlin last year seized the Guinness World Record for “Greatest Variety of Cheese on a Pizza,” but 111 types of cheese wasn’t nearly enough as far as Johnny di Francesco was concerned. Francesco, the chef at 400 Gradi in Melbourne, Australia, has beaten the record by more than 40.
di Francesco officially took the new record with a pie topped with 154 varieties of cheese, according to Guinness. He had earlier created a 99-cheese pizza inspired by the 2014 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in which the character, Donatello, refers to such a cheese-heavy pie as a “culinary impossibility.”
“We had an overwhelming response from our customers [to the 99-cheese pizza], so much so that they petitioned to have it as a permanent menu item,” di Francesco told Guinness. “Since then, we decided to up the ante and create a 154-cheese pizza. So, my apologies, Donatello: Culinary impossibility debunked!”