Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown Seeks Unique Recipes

Think grilled cheese sandwiches start and end with cheese and bread? Think again. The Grilled Cheese Academy is hosting a recipe contest to find the tastiest, most unique grilled Wisconsin Cheese sandwich in the country. The first place winner will receive a gourmet kitchen makeover, a $1,000 MasterCard gift card, and his or her recipe featured in the 2013 Grilled Cheese Academy Recipe book. Ten other winners will also take home prizes, including gift cards and Wisconsin Cheese baskets.

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, the contest begins Monday, April 1 and ends Sunday, May 12. To enter, contestants must submit a grilled cheese recipe featuring Wisconsin Cheese. Several of the winning recipes will be featured in a grilled cheese e-book.

To enter and for more contest information, visit

A photo of the 2012 winning sandwich, “The Bewitching, from Ally Phillips of Murrells Inlet, S.C., ” is attached. It features Wisconsin Provolone and Gouda cheeses with fresh blackberries, bacon, spinach and arugula.

For more hi-res grilled cheese photos, contact Joanna Miller at or (773) 661-9950. For additional questions, contact Heather Porter Engwall at or (608) 203-7235. For more information about Wisconsin Cheese, visit

The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit organization of Wisconsin dairy producers that promotes the consumption of milk, cheese and other dairy products made in America’s Dairyland.