Food & Drink

You Can Eat Pasta From A Massive Flaming Cheese Wheel In Surfers Paradise

By Brooke Darling
22nd Jul 2021

a giant cheese wheel with pasta in it

In case you were looking to make your Wednesday nights a little cheesier, Salt Meats Cheese in Surfers Paradise’s funky 4217 complex serves up the most mind-blowing, cheese-worshipping dish we’ve ever laid eyes on.

Essentially it’s an impressive tradition plucked straight from southern Italy. Known as “cacio e pepe” which translates to “pasta and pepper”, this preparation method has long been shared when Italian families gather together, and now you can experience it IRL, right here on the Gold Coast.

Every Wednesday night, pasta lovers are invited to front row seats of the theatrical performance, where warmed brandy is set alight and flambéed inside a massive semi-hollowed wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano. As the alcohol burns off, the melted Parmesan is scraped away, Caserecci pasta (cooked al dente in a four cheese sauce) is then added and tossed, more cheese is scraped away, the pasta seasoned with lots of cracked pepper and sprinkled with parsley, then finally served into a bowl and straight to your table. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.

If this sounds like your jam (if it doesn’t, are you even human?) pick up the phone and make a date with one of the best cheese dishes on the Gold Coast. Amen.


When: Every Wednesday night
Cost: $25pp
Where: The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise
For more information, click here.

Image credit: Salt Meats Cheese

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