The Swiss town of Gruyères is famous primarily for its eponymous cheese, but this week it set its sights on another culinary achievement and went after the world record for the world’s longest meringue.
These food records are a popular way for a town to get a few headlines, but according to Sputnik News, people rarely make an attempt at the meringue record. The previous record was set in 1986 by the Swiss town of Meiringen, which boasts of being the place where meringues were invented way back at the beginning of the 17th century.
Nobody has made an attempt on the meringue record since 1985, even though that meringue was only about eight feet long. The Gruyères meringue will be tougher to beat, because it measured in at about 100 meters, or 328 feet, long.
The Gruyères meringue took nine chefs and 1,000 egg whites to prepare, and it was served topped with Swiss double cream on Sunday at the Gruyères Double Cream festival.