Twenty-Nine Cheese Gnocchi 2022
South Yarra's Cucinetta is starting the new year in the best possible way: with extremely cheesy gnocchi.
UPDATE, January 24, 2022: Cucinetta's 29-cheese gnocchi is now sticking around until Sunday, February 6. This article has been updated to reflect that change.
UPDATE, January 6, 2022: Cucinetta's 29-cheese gnocchi has been postponed until mid-January, kicking off on Wednesday, January 12. This article has been updated to reflect that change.
Melburnians, you really love your cheese. You've tried a 150-cheese pizza, bought buckets of the stuff on the cheap and have entered cheese-fuelled comas in a cheese cave. Now, you can kick off 2022 with another ultra-cheesy experience: a 29-cheese gnocchi.
South Yarra's Cucinetta is the eatery behind the wondrous creation, which it's bringing back for a fourth year. If you're keen, it's available between Wednesday, January 12–Sunday, February 6 for both lunch and dinner.
The handmade potato gnocchi is oven-baked with 29 cheeses sourced from Thomastown's That's Amore Cheese, including buffalo mozzarella, truffled caciotta (a fresh cow's milk cheese), smoked scamorza, blue cheese and salted ricotta.
Setting you back $39.99, it can be enjoyed with one of 29 wines on the regularly changing list and eaten inside the 29-square-metre restaurant. Sensing a theme? Cucinetta really likes the number 29.
If you, like us, fancy yourself a bit of a cheese fanatic, you're probably curious as to what the 29 cheeses are. Well, here's the full list:
Fior di latte
Buffalo mozzarella (smoked)
Secret of The Forest
Panettone with truffle
Formaggio di vacca