April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day!



April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day, and we at Wisconsin Cheese are excited to celebrate! Today, at 10:00 AM CST, we are hosting a grilled cheese pull contest LIVE on the Wisconsin Cheese Facebook page.

What is a “grilled cheese pull,” you ask? It’s the gravity-defying effect you get when you pull apart the two halves of an extra cheesy grilled cheese sandwich — the melty cheese strings from each half stretched across the widening space until it finally breaks apart. Today, we are challenging two grilled cheese foodie teams to see who can create the longest cheese pull. Who will win, MacKenzie of Grilled Cheese Social or Erika, a cheese connoisseur behind Cheese Sex Death blog and contributor to Culture Magazine?

Follow us on Facebook and get notified of when the contest begins! In addition, you’ll learn tips and tricks on how to make your grilled cheese the perfect instrument for an impressive cheese pull at home. Take a photo or video of your own attempt at a cheese pull, share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagged #WisconsinCheesePull, and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Wisconsin Cheese basket. 
HODon’t forget — you have through May 15 to enter the 2018 Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown for the chance at winning over $40,000 in cash prizes. To give you some tasty inspiration, we’ve complied our past winning recipes in a free downloadable recipe book. Click here to download.

The recipe showdown is bigger than ever, with more ways to win more prizes! See all the contest details and enter your masterpiece at GrilledCheeseAcademy.com.

Three entry categories — Open Class, Classic Class and Junior Class — require a grilled cheese recipe, photo and description to enter. Each recipe will be judged on taste, creativity, use of Wisconsin cheese and overall presentation. To help you craft your best grilled cheese, we have created a complete Melting 101 guide to help you decide which variety of Wisconsin Cheese you’d like to enlist for your recipe.

And finally, the brand-new Fan Flavorites category is a whole new way to enter the showdown! To enter the Fan Flavorites category, you must submit a creative video that shares why you are passionate about grilled cheese (with no recipe required). You could show us your favorite recipe, your best techniques or get really creative and film something completely unique. The options are endless!

Hear it from Stef & Chris, our 2015 Grand Prize Winners, how the Fan Flavorites category works: