The World Pizza Championship is an event held annually to determine the world’s best pizza makers. It began in 1991 and is organized by the magazine Pizza e Pasta Italiana and PizzaNew. Over 30 countries are now in competition. Pizzas are judged by preparation, taste, bake and presentation. Pizza competitions include those for fastest pizza maker, freestyle acrobatics and the largest dough stretch. Salsomaggiore Terme (Parma), is the site of the championships, although several other cities likewise claim to be the home of the ultimate international pizza games including Naples and Paris. One of the main attractions to the championship is the presence of Miss Italia (Miss Italy), who crowns the winning pizzaiolos.
Judges at last edition of the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza (Pizza World Championship) awarded the world’s top margherita pizza title to Australian chef Johnny Di Francesco, owner of the 400 Gradi restaurant in Brunswick, a Melbourne suburb. Di Francesco, 36, beat more than 600 competitors from 35 countries to take home the Specialita Traditionale Garantita pizza prize in the annual competition
There are 12 different categories:
• Classic Pizza
• Pizza on the peel
• Gluten Free Pizza
• Neapolitan Stg Pizza
• Pan Pizza
• Pizza for two
• Presentation of the pizza
• Single free style
• Team free style
• the Fastest
• the Largest
• “the Heinz Beck Trophy …main courses in pizzeria”.
Those judges had the most privilege role…tasting the pizzas! It’s a tough job, I know…..
But the really amazing part of the competition was the acrobatic one! Look at these guys…..who says that making a pizza is easy?
At the end there were pizza for everyone………………
even this gluten-free four-cheeses one for me!