Photo: The world’s longest pizza was made in Naples and is 1.8km long. It took 250 pizza makers six hours and 11 minutes. They used 2,000kg of flour, 1,600kg of tomato sauce, 2,000kg of mozzarella cheese, 200 litres of oil and 30kg of basil.
The Guinness World Records world record for the longest line of pizzas measured 541.8 m (1,777 ft 10 in) and was achieved by the Van Duzer Foundation and the St. Lucie County Education Foundation (both USA) in Fort Pierce, Florida, USA, on 16 May 2009.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most pizzas made in one hour by a team is 837 and was achieved by staff from Domino’s Pizza Australia and New Zealand at the Domino’s Pizza store in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia on 21 January 2012.
It took the pizza masters 11 hours to create the pie from over 4,400 pounds of flour, 3,300 pounds of tomato sauce, 200 liters of olive oil and 4,400 pounds of cheese.
Once the portions were assembled, the Neopolitan style pie was cooked using five specially-made portable wood fire ovens.
The mouth-watering attempt, which took place during the ‘L’Unione Fa La Pizza’ event, was organised by Oramata, the company behind Napoli Pizza Village, in partnership with Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani, City of Naples, and the Univerde Foundation.
After the record was confirmed, tourists and locals were able to help themselves to a slice of the world’s longest pie. The remaining pizza was handed out to the hungry and others in need at the Camper Onlus Association, the Italian Red Cross and the Chicchi di Grano Association.
The previous world record for the longest pizza was 5,234 ft 4.8 inches, created by La Pizza+1 of Sante Ludovico, NIPfood of Dovilio Nardi and Tomato World Week at Milan’s Expo in June last year.