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4/13: Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown

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Eau Claire (Dairy Farmers of WI) -- April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and Wisconsin Cheese can help you celebrate in a big way!

The Grilled Cheese Academy is kicking off its 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown, an annual contest awarding grilled cheese prestige and $40,000 in total prizes (best of Show wins $15,000). The contest runs for six weeks (April 2 - May 15).

This year the contest is bigger than ever; Wisconsin Cheese has added three new categories offering more chances to win and more prizes. 

  • Open Class - Grilled cheese recipes without limits, same as the previous years
  • Classic Class - For those who believe in the classic grilled cheese, recipe must have six ingredients or less
  • Junior Class - For the up-and-coming chefs around the country, this category is for those under 18 years of age prize is $5,000 and Silver is $2,000.
  • Fan "Flavorite" Video Contest - In addition to the recipe categories, people can also upload an original video showing their love for Wisconsin Cheese. The four most popular videos will win $1,000 each 

All recipe entries are judged across the following categories: Use of Wisconsin Cheese, Recipe Quality, Presentation and Creativity. The top 30 sandwiches move onto the final judging round and tasted by the Wisconsin Cheese panel of judges of foodie experts including: renowned food editors, social media influencers, bloggers and authors. Winners will be announced live on Facebook on June 21.

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