A super-sized macaroni and cheese that weighed 2,151 kg (4,742 lb 2.29 oz), set a new world record. To commemorate its 50th birthday on July 29, 2022, the US-based food corporation Schreiber Foods Inc. established a Guinness World Record (GWR) for the biggest macaroni and cheese dish. According to the Guinness website, the workers prepared the dish away from the Logan manufacturing facility, which was then served to more than 2,000 people present.

It surpassed the previous record of 1,119.91 kg (2,469 lbs), which was set on September 23, 2010, in Fulton Square in New Orleans, Louisiana, by the Cabot Creamery Cooperative and chef John Folse and company (both USA).

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Macaroni and cheese is a dish of cooked macaroni pasta and a cheese sauce, most commonly cheddar. Other ingredients, such as breadcrumbs or meat are also sometimes added.

The dish was prepared in 3 hours and 26 minutes, according to the records website. The ingredients consisted of-

2,047 lb. (2,285.5 kg) of cooked macaroni

1,055 lb. (478.53 kg) of cheese

1 199 lb (543.85 kg) of whole milk

Butter weighing 72.57 kg (160 lb).

The official adjudicator from GWR, Brittany Dunn, verified the record attempt and validated the macaroni and cheese’s weight.

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An environmental health expert and food industry regulator for the State of Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, who was also present, oversaw the entire procedure to guarantee food safety.

Pasta and cheese casseroles were first mentioned in the 14th century in the Italian cookbook Liber de Coquina, where a Parmesan and pasta dish was included. A cheese and pasta casserole known as makerouns was recorded in the Forme of Cury, a 14th-century mediaeval English cookbook. It was made with fresh, hand-cut pasta sandwiched between two layers of melted butter and cheese.

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Although macaroni and cheese is typically made as a casserole baked in the oven, it can also be made using a packaged mix or in a saucepan on top of the stove. It is common practice to add the cheese to a Béchamel sauce first to make a Mornay sauce, which is then added to the pasta. This dish is regarded as comfort food in the US.