The Grilled Cheese Invitational: Calling All Cheeseheads

The Grilled Cheese Invitational is a week away now! But they are still accepting applications for competitors.

Do you think your grilled cheese is the best? Then enter now. You have a choice of four categories including:

Chef Eric Greenspan's winning recipe from the Foundry

Love, American Style – White bread, butter, orange cheese (American or Cheddar). NOTHING ELSE.

The Missionary Position – Any type of bread, butter and cheese. NO ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS.

The Kama Sutra – A sandwich of the savory nature, with any type of bread, butter and cheese PLUS additional ingredients, and the interior ingredients must be at least 60% cheese.

The Honey Pot – Any kind of bread, any kind of butter, and any kind of cheese, and the interior ingredients of the sammich must be at least 60% cheese, PLUS additional ingredients, and with an overall flavor that is sweet and would best be served as dessert.

It’s $25 to enter (per category) or $50 if you’re a professional chef. Then you get to dish up grilled cheese to the masses and let them vote for you!

Cooking isn’t your thing? Then buy tickets to check out the gobs and gobs of grilled cheese. Here’s the cool part, anyone can be a judge but you have to buy a separate $5 ticket for it.

Tillamook "mousetrap" grilled cheese

photo courtesy of Tillamook Cheese

Besides the main event, sponsors like Tillamook Cheese will be serving up samples . They’re also sponsoring Grilled Cheese Week (April 16 to 23) so check out sammies around town made with Tillamook including a pork belly grilled cheese at simplethings, wild ramp at Dominick’s, black forest bacon and tomato jam at The Oaks Gourmet and more. See this list for them all.

4/23/2011 Grilled Cheese Invitational

11:00am – 6:00pm

Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

$12  advance tickets online or  $15  at the event

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