The internet recently discovered that cheese wheel pasta. It’s true! A local market in Italy called Fresh Food Generation posted a video on Instagram showing off this new way of making your favorite meal. People on social media were completely baffled by the technique but couldn’t help but get excited about it. Keep reading for all the details about this bizarre dish!
The Instagram account for the local market Fresh Food Generation posted a video of someone preparing the dish.
The cheese wheel pasta is made from flour, water, and salt. You can serve it with a side of vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower.
The Fresh Food Generation market first invented the dish in Ontario, Canada. Instagram video show how it’s made:
- First, you make a round piece of dough using your hands
- Then you press it into the shape of a wheel and let it sit for 10 minutes (the video doesn’t mention what to do during those 10 minutes)
- After that time has passed, you cut out squares using a knife and put them in boiling water until they are cooked through
Cheese Wheel Pasta is expensive.
If you’re wondering how much all of this costs, it’s about $2,000. The cheese wheel is basically from cheddar and parmesan cheese, and then covered in a cream sauce. The pasta itself is from durum wheat flour, eggs, and water—so while it isn’t like an actual wheel of cheese, it looks like one!
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the price tag and elaborate presentation, you won’t find this dish at Pizza Hut or any other chain restaurant (unless they’re trying to be super trendy). So instead, chef Luca Fantauzzi created it at the Michelin-starred restaurant Cicchetti Gourmet in Italy.
The trend is viral!
But not everyone was happy to see this cooking method. Some people were upset as they hadn’t thought of cooking this way, while others were upset that they didn’t think of it. Still more were angry that they had never even considered the idea, but then again, some people are just trying to make others feel bad about themselves, which is not OK!
Some of these same people tried to claim they’d come up with the idea on their own and had been waiting for years for someone else to finally implement it as a viable food item (which isn’t true). So let’s take a moment here to address some of these claims:
Everyone is excited about pasta now.
The Cheese Wheel Pasta is a great way to use leftovers. Fun and easy to prepare. Pasta is a staple food in many parts of the world, so it’s no surprise that people are excited about this new way of cooking pasta.
There is so much more to pasta than meets the eye. Of course, we will never tire of this great Italian food, but it’s nice to see something new and exciting has been trending and people enjoying. Who knows what other culinary delights are in store for us?