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CBR unboxes the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ 99-cheese pizza

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CBR unboxes the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ 99-cheese pizza

In this past summer’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, the latest live-action iteration of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird enduring multimedia franchise, Splinter tests the foursome’s mettle by attempting to break their concentration with a 99-cheese pizza dubbed “Novantanove Formaggio” — which for those counting at home is a full 95 cheeses more than a comparatively pedestrian four-cheese pie.

With the film out on DVD and Blu-ray today, Paramount actually attempted to create the mythical concoction — first crafted by an Australian chef — and sent it out to media outlets, including Comic Book Resources. A publicity stunt? Yes, but when a publicity stunt involves dozens of melty cheeses sent to our door, you can bet that we’re going to mark the occasion accordingly.

Here’s a look at the Novantanove Formaggio in the wild (along with accompanying Raphael and Donatello masks) — which, as you may have expected, looks like a cheese pizza. (Lactose intolerant readers may want to turn away now.)

And a closer peek:

But still pictures weren’t enough — CBR also created a video so you can share the magical moment with us.

You’re wondering: How’d it taste? Pretty good! We all liked it. It sounds like it might be a mess, but it wasn’t as overpowering as you may guess — just tasted like a solid, strongly flavored, cheese pizza.

For context, here’s the 99-cheese pizza scene from the film:

And Paramount’s list of the 99 cheeses in case you want to attempt it at home (your results may vary):

3 year cheddar – 5 year cheddar – 6 month gouda – Gouda Hollandaise 6 month – 7 year cheddar – Amadeus – Bleu cheese – Rogue Anniversary Blue cheese – Neals Yard Appleby Chesire – Asiago Fresca – Bellavitano cheese with Black Pepper – Borough Market Quickies Cheddar – Borough Market Stilton – Brillat Savarin Cut – Buttermilk Blue – Campo Montalban – Capricho de Cabra – Capricho de Cabra with Herbs – Champagne Cheddar – Grass-Fed Cheddar – Cambozola Black Label Blue Cheese – Comte Les 3 – Cotswold – Cranberry Chipotle Cheddar – Foutme D’Ambert L’ordes Danes Blue – Danish Fontina – Delice De France Camembert – Delice D’Argental – Delice D’Bourgogne – Doux de Montagne – Drunken Goat – Kerrygold Dubliner with Stout – Kaltbach Emmentaler – Emmentaler Reserve – Emmi Swiss Raclette – Barbers Cheddar English Reserve 20 month – Fromoger D’Affinois – D’Affinois – Goat Cheddar – Gouda Cow Goat Mix – Smoked Gouda – Gouda Vintage 3 years – Grand Cru Reserve – Midwest Jack Habanero – Gruyere Reserve Single Sauce – Havarti Dill – Havarti Horseradish – Havarti Plain – Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog – Huntsman Cheese – Istara Petit Basque – Jarlsberg Reserve – Kaltbatch Cave Aged Gruyere – Le Marechal – Lactalis LePetit Brie – Mahon Young – Manchego 5 month Raw Milk – Manchego El Trigal 12 month – Manchego El Trigal 6 month – Manchego Traditional (Raw) – Maytag Iowa Blue Cheese – Mozzarella – Uniekaas Meadowkaas Gouda – Meule De Savoie – Midnight Moon – Mitica Cordobes Manchego – Moliterno Black Truffle – M yzithra – Oak Smoaked Cheddar – UnieKass Parano – Persille Pu Malzieu Blue – Pleasant Ridge Reserve – Prince George Cheddar – Provolone Picante 1 year – Red Dragon Mustard – Holland Red Wax Gouda – Reggianito Argentina – Revelation Roquefort – Ricotta – Rum Runner – Royal Goat Cheddar – Salemville Gorgonzola – San Joaquin Gold – Seaside Cheddar – Sheeps Milk Goda – Sini Fulvi Fontal Quarters – Sini Fulvi Fontina D’Aosta – Sini Fulvi Taleggio – Smoked Mozzarella – Smoked Cheddar – Sottocenere with Truffle – Supreme Brie – St. Andre Triple Cream Brie – St. Angel Triple Cream Brie – Truffelino – Truffle Gouda – Truffle Tremor cheese – Uniekaas Reserve – Uniekaas Robusto

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