Stuffed crust pizza is a thing. Three-cheese pizza is a thing. Heck, with the way that the fancier pizza parlors are these days, we’ve probably even eaten a pie with four cheeses on it. You can put cheese in, on, and around a pie in a dozen ways, but sometimes a dozen isn’t enough.
If you multiply that dozen by nine and subtract seven, you’ll be left with 101. How did we go from pizza and cheese to math? It’s simple: An Oregon pizza shop put 101 cheese on a pizza, and we’re freaking out about it.
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We didn’t make it to Oregon in April, and we surely weren’t at Scottie’s Pizza Parlor in Portland on Sunday, April 23. Those who did make it there, though, were met with a line.
The line formed because of what Scottie’s had been doing during the week prior. They’d been teasing a pizza unlike any other. Perhaps this video will help you understand.
Everyone was (im)patiently waiting at Scottie’s to try the Centouno Formaggio. Inspired by a pizza called the Novantanove Formaggio, the Centouno Formaggio has a whopping 101 cheeses coating it.
While the Novantanove Formaggio never truly existed, many know of its existence. How? It was featured in the 2014 Ninja Turtles movie. Turtles in a half-shell, dairy power.
Harnessing the power of dairy, Scottie’s met Portland’s pizza week with cheesy arms wide open. They slung 100-cheese slices for the entire week and, for the final day of pizza week, they added the finishing touch.
No, it wasn’t just more cheese. This cheese, the 101st type of cheese on the pie, was stuffed into the crust. According to The Oregonian, the Centouno Formaggio includes a shredded blend of 55 cheeses.
Sprinkled atop a soft blend of an additional 35 cheeses is a mixture of nine more dry, grated cheeses. On top of it all rests a baked crisp of parmiggiano reggiano. Oh, and don’t forget that stuffed crust to hit 101.
Scottie’s Pizza Parlor’s turtle-inspired pie is the stuff(ed) of legend. (Get it? Like stuffed crust?) It’s so legendary, in fact, that it took a world record. Our hats go off to you, Scottie’s, as well as anyone brave enough to put 101 different cheeses into their body at once.