Italy Serves World’s Longest Pizza

Italy Serves World’s Longest PizzaItaly Serves World’s Longest Pizza

Italy has beaten the world record for the longest pizza, serving a sizzling margherita over 1.5 km long at Milan’s 2015 Expo.

Guinness World Records judge Lorenzo Veltri handed Italy the crown for a 1595.45 meter masterpiece made using 1500 kg of tomatoes, over 1.5 tons of mozzarella and barrels of extra virgin olive oil. Eighty chefs from all over Italy took part in the creation and snatched the title from Spain, which had held the record with a pizza 1141.5 meters in length.

Crowds in Milan gathered alongside the cheese-topped bonanza, which was stretched out over 800 tables, before getting in line for a slice. It was first come, first served for the 30,000 visitors to the Expo with 300 meters of the pizza, which took three minutes per meter to cook and was prepared in five ovens adapted for the effort, to celebrate the 126th anniversary of the margherita.