Green Bay Packers Football Sweepstakes Presents: The Cheesy Cheeseburger Naming Contest


It’s the final week of the Green Bay Packers Football Sweepstakes! Enter at by September 2, 2015 for your chance to win a VIP trip to a regular season game of your choice at Lambeau Field. And for the last week of our Facebook giveaways, we’re asking cheeseburger and football fans everywhere to help us choose a creative name for our newest cheeseburger recipe. The fan with the winning name will win a $50 NFL Pro Shop Gift Card and a grilling tool set perfect for tailgating. Read on for details. [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]


The Havarti Halftime

By Annalise of Completely Delicious

I’ll never pass up a tailgate party. If there’s good food and company, I’m there. These days game-day food is evolving. Cooking is en vogue, fans have more sophisticated tastes and a simple bag of chips and a jar of dip just isn’t going to cut it.


These cheeseburgers will definitely class up your standard game-day spread. They’re meant for football fans who love the stronger taste of brie but still can’t resist a big messy burger. The flavor combination of dried cherries, rosemary, grilled onions, arugula and balsamic vinegar is a little unexpected in a burger, but it’s fabulous. And let’s not forget the delicious double dose of Wisconsin cheese – creamy havarti layers lend a rich and buttery mouthfeel while the brie adds an earthy taste.


This is an over-the-top, swoon-worthy burger unlike any other. The outcome of the game may be undecided, but one thing’s for certain: you won’t go home hungry.


Now that you know what makes this cheeseburger uniquely delicious, help us give it a name on the Cheese & Burger Society Facebook page for a chance to win a $50 NFL Pro Shop Gift Card and a grilling tool set!


Visit the Cheese & Burger Facebook page and leave a comment on the “Hello my name is _____” post with your cheeseburger name suggestion, choosing from the listed options or suggesting your own.

Official Rules:

    • Entrants must be U.S. residents.
    • Entries are limited to one per household.
    • One entry will be chosen.
    • Entry period ends Sunday, August 30, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
    • The winner will be chosen and announced in the same Facebook post Monday, August 31, 2015.


The Havarti Halftime
By Annalise of Completely Delicious
Servings: 6



For burgers:

1 1/2 pounds 80% lean ground beef

1 cup dried cherries, chopped

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

1 egg

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper


For assembly:

1 large yellow onion, sliced in thin rings

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

6 ciabatta rolls, split

Mayonnaise, to taste

4 ounces Wisconsin havarti cheese, sliced

4 ounces Wisconsin brie cheese, sliced

3 cups arugula

Purchased or homemade balsamic glaze, to taste


Cooking Directions:


Place ground beef, cherries, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, egg, salt and pepper in large bowl. Use your hands to gently combine ingredients, being careful not to over-mix. Shape into 6 patties about 1/2-inch thick.


Preheat oiled grill to medium-high heat. Grill burgers until centers are no longer pink, about 5 minutes on each side, turning only once.


While burger patties are cooking, toss onion slices with olive oil and cook in grill basket on grill until slightly charred, about 3-4 minutes.


Spread mayonnaise on bottoms of ciabatta rolls. Layer grilled onions, a burger patty, a few slices of havarti and brie, arugula and generous drizzle of balsamic glaze over. Serve immediately.