Melbourne’s 400 Gradi has introduced a pizza with 150 different types of cheeses

Just a few months after being named the best pizza in Oceania and one of the top 50 pizzerias in the world, 400 Gradi will be adding a not-so-modest achievement to their already world-class reputation. For National Cheese Pizza Day (Sep 5th), owner and chef Johnnie Di Francesco will now attempt to best an ambitious goal he first kicked off back in 2014, which pizza enthusiasts will recognise as the year the Melbourne-based pizzaiolo hooked up with Paramount Pictures to create a 99-cheese pizza as a nod to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

That’s right, he’s going to somehow now only top that figure but also reclaim the world record which currently sits at 111 cheeses. For this special, and obviously limited edition, pizza Di Francesco will be present a pizza that features no more than 150 different types of cheese, slapping it exclusively onto the menus of all 400 Gradi restaurants across Melbourne from Wednesday 5th through to Sunday 9th.

You’re going to want to queue up early for this one. After the 99 cheese pizza first emerged back in 2014, it was so well received that it even inspired a Change.org petition, trying to pressure Johnny to add it Gradi menus as a permanent option.

And we’ve got the full list of the cheeses that will appear on the pizza. Note that The AU Review were sent this list as is, so some are strangely in ALL CAPS like Kanye tweets, while others are not. There’s one hundred and fifty of them, and we could go through and re-type them, but hey, it’s a ridiculously long list. Plus, since Buzzfeed and it’s many clones have lowered the standard of writing on the internet for years now, we’re hoping you won’t hold it against us. Here goes:

AGOUR OSSAU IRATY 12MTH
ALBA RICOTTA
AMBROSI GRANA PADANO 18M
APHRODITE FETA B/AGED
ARTEMIS KEFALOTYRI
ASIAGO PRESSATA
BERRYS CRK RIVERINE BLUE
BERRYS CREEK MOSS BLUE
BERRYS CREEK TARWIN BLUE
W/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 24M
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
KEFALOGRAVIERA
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 JALAPENO
MONTEREY JACK PLAIN
W/STUDD COMTE LA COURONNE
MAURI GORGONZOLA DOLCE
MAURI GORGONZOLA PICCANTE
MAURI FONTINA
MEREDITH CHEVRE
MEREDITH CURD GOAT
MEREDITH FETA MARINATED
MILAWA BLUE
MILAWA KING RVR GOLD RND
MIMOLETTE AGED LOSFELD
OCCELLI TESTUN DI BAROLO
ONETIK BLEU DES BASQUE
ONETIK BLEUETTE
ONETIK CHABRIN
ONETIK CHEBRIS
ONETIK OSSAU IRATY 6MTH
PAPILLON ROQUEFORT AOP
PAVE DAFFINOIS
PECORINO ROMANO DOP
PERENZ FORMAJO CIOCK
PERENZ MILLEFOGLIE
PERENZ MONTASIO 15MTH
PERENZ UBRIACO DI CAPRAL
VALPAD. PROVO. PICC. DOP
PYENGANA MATURE CHEDDAR
MERCO MAHON CURADO 6MTH
MERCO IBERICO
MERCO MANCHEGO 6MTH
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
W/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
Garrotxa
Pecorino toscano
Pecorino romano
Pec noredepienzo, 
Gorgonzola – pricante
Gorgonzola dolce
Provola cheese
Sovrano di bufala 
Grana Padano
Parmigiana
Fiordilatte 
Bufala 
Raspadura
Toma 
Pecorino siciliano 
Pecorino emilia 
Goat cheese italiano sardegna 
Goat cheese spagna 
Stravevcchio friuli ( cows milk  30 months old ) 
Cacioricotta 
Primo sale 
Stracchino 
Smoked bufala
Buffola ricotta
ST ANGEL TRIPLE CRM BLUE 
Taleggio 

For all 400 Gradi venues around Melbourne click HERE.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review, an obsessive hip hop nerd, a whisky drinker, and a lover of all things travel. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter with @chrisdsingh.