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By Queen of Cheese | 03.07.2013


That’s what Whole Foods Market is calling their attempt to take back the Guinness World’s Record for the most wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano° cheese cracked simultaneously. The supermarket chain set the original record in 2008 when their cheese specialists around the USA, Canada, and the UK cracked over 300 wheels.

Last year the Canadian grocery chain Loblaws took the record by cracking 305 wheels simultaneously. Now Whole Foods is aiming to take the record back on Saturday, March 9 at 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) in their stores all around the US, Canada, and the UK.

Fun, Spectacle and Samples

It will be a spectacle not to be missed as skilled cheese mongers break into the beautiful golden wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano all at the same time. They will be using a time honored technique for splitting open the wheels with a special set of wedge-shaped knives. This technique preserves the beautiful, unique, crystalline structure of the cheese.

Expect costumes, decorations, food pairings, and special activities as each store participates in the record breaking event. Be there to cheer them on and get one of the first nuggets split from the wheel. The crystals will crackle on your tongue and melt in your mouth as the heady aroma of Parmigiano Reggiano fills the room.

Be a part of cheese cracking history and leave a comment describing your Parmageddon experience. Everyone who comments on this blog post will receive their own small Parmigiano Reggiano almond-shaped knife, perfect for breaking into a wedge of the only Parmesan™ honored with a new world’s record for “Most Parmesan Cheese Wheels Cracked Simultaneously.” Then go to our Facebook page and post a picture or two.


of one world’s record & the beginning of a new one!

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ciaobarbara 4 years ago

We cracked 9 wheels Simultaneously at the Whole Foods in Boca Raton FL. What a great event and good time had by all!