Few things on the planet are better than pizza. This is a quantifiable, established, indisputable scientific fact. It is a warmer of nights, a fixer of feelings, a comfort, a friend, and a true ally. A slice of great pizza is a truly life affirming experience. And the world is certainly home to its fair share of different variations. Whether you prefer the traditionally sparse Italian style from which the phenomenon was born. Or whether you prefer your Australian style, throw-everything-on-it pizza. Or even the various classic American variants, be it classic New York style, or Chicago deep dish. Pizza is for everyone, and everyone is for pizza. So it should come as no surprise to you that competitions exist where people vie to have their pizza rated as the worlds best. You shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the competitions are pretty hotly contested. But what might surprise you is that the most recent world champion comes not from Italy, or New York, or Chicago. The newly crowned world champion of pizza is from right here in Melbourne.