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How Much Cheese is too Much? Check out This 99-Cheese Pizza


Called the ‘Super Cheese’, this cheesy pizza went through six different iterations before reaching its zenith.

It was created by Johnny di Francesco, from Melbourne’s 400 Gradi pizza restaurant. Incidentally, he was crowned ‘Best Pizza Maker’ at the Pizza World Championship in Italy in July, in honor of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. You know that Michelangelo is a big fan.

First Johnny makes his special by melting down 94 cheeses and then chilling the mixture until it forms a solid block. Then, He covers the pizza dough in a thin layer of the paste and cooks it for 45 minutes.

Before serving, the pizza is topped with five fresh cheeses: fior di latte, buffalo mozzarella, goat’s cheese, ricotta and raspadura. Johnny loves cheese, apparently.

“I woke up one morning and I just knew I had it.”

A blogger for the Guardian Australia also loved it.

“Fantastic. Di Francesco has created a balanced and surprisingly nuanced pizza. It sounds like a supersized hot mess, the kind of novelty cuisine you might see on a menu at a suburban pizza and ribs joint, but it is anything but. Crucially, I didn’t walk away from Gradi feeling as though I had just eaten 99 cheeses. The topping is generous without being excessive and because the super cheese is so concentrated little is actually needed. And the bases are delectably ligh.”

This is how it should look like.

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