On 25 January 2009, in Mexico City, Mexico, Philadelphia of Kraft Foods
Mexico was recognized by Guinness World Records™ as the creator of the
largest cheesecake ever made.
The colossal confectionery weighed 2,133.5 kg
(4,703 lb), had a diameter of 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) and was 56 cm (1 ft 10 in) tall.
It was created by a team of 55 Mexican chefs from four of the most prestigious
gourmet universities in Mexico and one restaurant of the city; the team was led
by Executive Chef Miguel Ángel Quezada and Chef Eli López, a desserts
specialist, both of the Cordon Bleu Restaurant. This magnificent achievement
took place at the Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, in the heart of Mexico
The recipe for the world’s largest cheesecake included 800 kg
(1,764 lb) of Philadelphia cream cheese, 800 kg of yogurt, 350 kg (772 lb) of
cookies, 250 kg (551 lb) of sugar, 150 kg (331 lb) of butter and 100 kg (220 lb)
of strawberries, along with other ingredients.
cheesecake was completed, Charles Chamouton, Marketing Manager of Kraft Foods
Mexico, was presented with an officialGuinness World Records certificate by
Carlos Martínez. Mr Chamouton declared that, “Philadelphia was proud of making
the world’s largest cheesecake. By taking this challenge, Philadelphia cream
cheese reaffirmed its leadership in the Mexican market.”
Chef Miguel Ángel
Quezada paid tribute to “the talent and enthusiasm of the 55 Mexican chefs of
Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Centro Culinario Ambrosía, Universidad
Iberoamericana, Colegio Superior de Gastronomía and Restaurante Cordon Bleu,
which made possible the creation of the world’s largest cheesecake”.
needed more than sixty hours of work in order to develop this huge dessert. The
55 chefs involved in the process, prepared the cookie, the mousse and were also
in charge of the decoration of the record-breaking cheesecake, which required
100 kg of strawberries to be placed carefully on top of the
At the end of the event, after receiving the Guinness World
Records certification, Philadelphia shared the record-breaking cheesecake with
all the attendants, and with members of the Alimentos para Todos IAP, a
non-profit organization, who distributed approximately 20,000 pieces of
cheesecake to various communities in Mexico City.
CHOOSE THE BEST
1. Who was the creator of the world’s largest cheesecake?
Kraft Food Japan
b. Kraft Food, Philippines
c. Kraft Food,
2. How many people participated in the creation of the
a. 55 chefs
b. 65 chefs
c. 45 chefs
3. Who led the
a. Executive chef arnel Aguriee
b. Executive Chef
Miguel Ángel Quezada and Chef Eli López
c. Cheft Elivente and Chef Louise
4. Where was the venue of the event?
a. Universidad del
Claustro de Sor Juana, in the heart of Mexico City.
b. Universidad de Cluade
del Surge, In Mexico
c. Universidad del Farget, In Mexico
5. How long
did it take to create the world’s largest cheesecake?
a. sixty hours
less than sixty hours
c. more than sixty hours
Describe the event.
2. Do you like eating sweets?
3. What is the most
delicious cheesecake you've ever tasted?
4. Do you know how to bake?
you love eating cheesecake? Why/ why not?
6. What is your favorite cake?