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400 Gradi Is Making a Literal 150-Cheese Pizza

It's officially the world's cheesiest pizza.
By Libby Curran
September 06, 2018
By Libby Curran
September 06, 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.

If you, like us, fancy yourself a bit of a cheese fanatic, you're probably curious as to what the 150 cheeses are. Well, here's the full list.

Agour Ossau Iraty 12 month
Alba Ricotta
Ambrosi Grana Padano 18 month
Aphrodite Feta Barrel-Aged
Artemis Kefalotyri
Asiago Pressata
Berrys Creek Riverine Blue
Berrys Creek Moss Blue
Berrys Creek Tarwin Blue
Will Studd Brillat Savarin
Snow White Goat Cheddar
Casa Madaio Canestrato
Casa Madaio Il Cinerino
Casa Madaio Paglierino
Chabert Emmental Savoie
NYD Coolea
NYD Cornish Kern
Cropwell Bishop Shropshire
Chevrefeuille Crottin
C/Grove Lamb Chopper
C/Grove Midnight Moon
Berthaut Epoisses AOP
K/Swiss First Konig Kuh
St Mamet Cantal Aop
Cravero Parm Reggiano 24 month
Haxaire Munster Petit
Heidi Tilsit
Il Fort Cacio Di Bosco
Il Fort Pec. Toscano Dop
Jacquin Pyramide De Chab.
Jean Faup Chevre
Fromager Des Clarines
Perrin Secret De Scey
Perrin St Vernier
Lartisan Fermier Portion
Lartisan Fromage Blanc
Lartisan Mountain Man
Lartisan Petite Rouge
Lartisan Tome Fraiche
La Peral Blue Cheese
Germain Langres Plateau
Larrikins Bocconcini
Le Conquerant Pont Leveq
Le Conquerant Camembert
Le Dauphin Double Creme
Le Dauphin Soumaintrain
Secret De Lys
Monterey Jack Jalapeño
Monterey Jack Plain
Will Studd Comte La Couronne
Mauri Gorgonzola Dolce
Mauri Gorgonzola Piccante
Mauri Fontina
Meredith Chevre
Meredith Curd Goat
Meredith Feta Marinated
Milawa Blue
Milawa King River Gold Rnd
Mimolette Aged Losfeld
Occelli Testun Di Barolo
Onetik Bleu Des Basque
Onetik Bleuette
Onetik Chabrin
Onetik Chebris
Onetik Ossau Iraty six month
Papillon Roquefort AOP
Pave Daffinois
Pecorino Romano DOP
Perenz Formajo Ciock
Perenz Millefoglie
Perenz Montasio 15 month
Perenz Ubriaco Di Capral
Valpad. Provo. Picc. Dop
Pyengana Mature Cheddar
Merco Mahon Curado 6mth
Merco Iberico
Merco Manchego six month
Merco Murcia Al Vino
Merco Valdeon
Quickes Devonshire Red
Quickes Smoked Cheddar
Ricotta Salata
Rouzaire Coulommiers
Rouzaire Fougerus
St Agur Blue Portion
Schulz Quark Organic
S&B Chevrot
S&B Mothais Sur Feuille
Shaw Rvr Annie Bax
Shaw Rvr Buffalino
Shaw Rvr Buffeta
Shaw Rvr Buffalino Smk
Swiss Gruyere
K/Swiss Nufenen
K/Swiss Blumenkase
Tatura Cream Cheese
T/Amore Scamorza Smoked
T/Amore Scamorza Bianca
Chabert Beaufort Alpage
Capitoul Caprinelle Chevre
Uplands Pleasant Ridge
Vacherin Le Duc
Nyd Wensleydale
Will Studd Stilton
W/Side Charleston Tiny
Wbye Truffle Triple Brie
Yvd White Savourine Log
Yvd Black Sav Pyramid
Yvd Fromage Frais Cow
Yvd Le Jack
Yvd Yering
Yvd Persian Fetta Jar
Heidi Raclette
T/Amore Squacarone
T/Amore Stracciatella
Milawa Camembert Goat
Merco San Simon Smoked
Mauri Formaggella Capra
Cabot Cheddar Clothbound
W/Side Goat Hot Tin Roof
Jacquin Rond Du Cher
Cashel Blue
Crozier Blue
Pecorino Toscano
Pecorino Romano
Pec Roredepienzo
Gorgonzola pricante
Gorgonzola dolce
Provola cheese
Sovrano di bufala
Grana Padano
Pecorino Siciliano
Pecorino Emilia
Goat cheese italiano sardegna
Goat cheese spagna
Stravevcchio friuli (cow's milk 30 months old)
Primo sale
Smoked bufala
Buffola ricotta
St Angel Triple Creme Blue

Published on September 06, 2018 by Libby Curran
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