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What are your favorite pizza toppings? Most people would automatically name something, such as pepperoni, or perhaps bacon. They may even go out on a limb with anchovies. Although the toppings for pizza are almost endless, cheese is the topping that is often understated but it is one that most of us could not live without.

Since cheese seems to be such a beloved topping, it would only be natural that we would look for the best cheese option and perhaps the cheesiest pizza we could find. For that, you can look to Déliss’ Pizza in Lyon, France. French chef Benoit Bruel managed to put together a pizza pie that set a world record for the “most varieties of cheese on a pizza.” This leads us to the question, how many different types of cheese could you name? Would you believe that this chef put 254 different types of cheese on a single pizza pie?

The world record was broken in February 2020 but it took a while before the evidence was put together to prove he had succeeded in creating such a pizza. His achievement was officially added to the Guinness world records as of November 29.

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Bruel went on the restaurant’s official Instagram account to express his joy, saying “Youhoooo!” He said that his certificate is arriving and the list of cheeses, now that he is part of the Guinness record.

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The Facebook page for the Guinness world records also shared a video about what he did:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=external&v=398810534781069

Prior to the time that Bruel set the new record, it was held by an Australian chef, Johnny Di Francesco. It seems as if he was able to add 154 types of cheese on his pizza, so the new record beats it by 100 types of cheese!

You may wonder why somebody would take this step to create the world’s cheesiest pizza. Bruel said that nationalistic pride played a large role, as France is commonly known for its cheeses.

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