This spring marks the fifth anniversary of the Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown! The first recipe contest was held in 2012, and in its honor, we are taking a moment to #ThrowbackThursday and reminisce about the winners of that first showdown. But before we travel back in time, don’t miss your chance at a bright future – enter the 2016 Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown by May 15 for your shot at winning grilled cheese gold! Visit www.GrilledCheeseAcademy.com for full details and to enter.
Now, flash back to 2012 – there was a little of everything included in the winner’s circle that first year. Some savory Midwestern flavors, a bit of smoky Southern influence, and a sandwich that combined sweet and spicy elements. Read on for our top three recipes from the inaugural recipe showdown!
Silver Prize: The State Fair
By Liz Delia of Oswego, NY
“Featuring classic Midwestern ingredients complemented by Wisconsin sharp cheddar, it’s just like being at the state fair.”
Silver Prize: The Low Country
By Stephanie Bright of Simpsonville, SC
“This sandwich is inspired by the traditional Southern low country boil, which features shrimp, kielbasa and corn. Wisconsin alpine-style cheese adds a luscious richness.”
Gold Prize: The Bewitching
By Ally Phillips of Murrells Inlet, SC
“This magical concoction features fresh blackberries, peppery greens, crispy fried bacon and lusciously molten Wisconsin provolone and gouda.”
Who will reign as champion this year? Submit your best original grilled cheese recipe by May 15 at www.grilledcheeseacademy.com for your shot at grilled cheese fame, fortune (there are prizes worth over $28,500) and champion bragging rights.