60 pizza-makers create mile-long ‘pizza’ in Milan, world’s longest ever

More than 60 of Italy's best pizza-makers worked through the night to create the pizza

By: Associated Press | Milan | Updated: June 23, 2015 1:55 pm
Pizza, World's longest pizza, World record, Guinness World Record Pizza, Pizza  in Milan, Longest pizza in Milan, Social Media, Viral Judge of the Guinness World Records Lorenzo Veltri checks the length of a pizza at the Expo 2015 world’s fair in Rho, near Milan. (Source: Associated Press)

The wait was on the long side for the pizza — 18 hours — but this was an extraordinary pizza: 1.59545 kilometers, or nearly a mile long.

More than 60 of Italy’s best pizza-makers worked through the night to create the pizza at Milan’s world fair, Expo 2015.

Their toil was rewarded with a proclamation by Guinness World Records judge Saturday that it was the world’s longest pizza. Expo organizers said the record-setting pie, made with 1.5 tons of mozzarella and 2 tons of tomato sauce, weighed some 5 tons in all.

The creation topped the record of a 1.1415-kilometer-long pizza made in Spain.

Fair-goers could eat slices of the Milan pizza for free. Slices of long, rectangular pizzas with various toppings are a popular street food in Italy.

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