From March 1 to April 2, South Yarra Italian restaurant Cucinetta is serving up a gnocchi dish made with a whopping 29 kinds of cheese. Cucinetta conceived this wild idea a few years ago, and its continued success has encouraged the team to bring it back once again (lucky for us!). The dish is made in collaboration with the incredible That's Amore Cheese, so you know the cheese is going to be of the absolute best quality.
OK, so what are the cheeses? Here they are: fior di latte, buffalo mozzarella, burrata, scamorza bianca, caciotta, pepper caciotta, chilli caciotta, truffle caciotta, ricotta delicata, ricotta salata, mascarpone, squacquerone, buffalo bocconcini, buffalo ricotta, buffalo caciotta, buffalo mozzarella (smoked), smoked bocconcini, smoked scamorza, smoked caciocavallo, diavoletto, secret of the forest, drunken buffalo, lavato, panettone, panettone with truffle, caciocavallo, bufalotto, blue cheese and formaggio di vacca. Phew... we didn't even know half of these existed!
You may wonder why the dish features 29 kinds of cheese specifically, and we have your answer: the number represents the pint-sized restaurant's 29-square-metre space (also reflected in the 29 wines-by-the-glass list).
The cheese-loaded dish will set you back $39.99 and will be available for both lunch and dinner. Just like when Cucinetta's parmesan cheese wheel special sold out, we suspect this cheesy gnocchi will also fly out the door – so don't miss out and book now.