60 pizza-makers create nearly mile-long 'pie' in Milan

Does size matter? If you're going for a GuinnessWorld Record and you've got 18 hours to wait around for the payoff, lengthmeans everything. In this case, the tasty record-setter was the world's largest pizza–a nearly mile-long (5,234 feet) margheritapie baked for 18 hours at the Milan, Italy's world's fair, Expo 2015.

According to Foxnews.com, the mother ship of all pizzas was a labor of love for more than 60 of Italy's best pizza-makers who worked through the night June 20.The result earned official certification that dayby Guinness' World Records judge that the cheesy behemothwas indeedthe world's longest pizza. Expo organizers said the margherita miler, celebrating the 126th birthday ofItaly's classic favorite, was constructed with 1.7 tons of flour, 1.5 tons of mozzarella, 2 tons of tomato sauce, 5 whole onions and an unknowable supply of olive oil, weighingin at about 5 tons total.The record-breaker topped the previous champ,a 1141.5-meterpizza made in Spain.

How do you eat a mile-long pizza? Fairgoers at the Milan Expo grabbed a freerectangular slice fromone of the 800 tables pushed together to support the pride of Italian pizzaioli.

Enjoy the impressive photos and read more about Milan's pizza piece de resistance.