Seattle Cheese Festival Grilled Cheese Contest 2009

Seattle Cheese Festival 2009 Fire up your griddles because - it's on! The Seattle Cheese Festival is now accepting submissions for its Grilled Cheese Contest. Dream up a creative way to combine up to seven ingredients in a tasty way and that will be you demo-ing your winning sandwich recipe on the Chef's Stage at the Seattle Cheese Festival in May. The winner's sandwich will also be featured at DeLaurenti's for the duration of the Festival.

Judging criteria, according to the website, include creative use of cheese, flavor and how easy your sandwich is to make. Contest Deadline is May 1st. For more info and to find out how to submit your  recipe, see the official rules here. Last year's winner, Jeff Bergman, came up with a Stichelton and Black Forest Ham sandwich that sounds quite amazing....that could be you!

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Additional note: If grilled cheese contests are your thing, Artisanal Bistro in NYC is sponsoring its own contest....the deadline for this one is 5pm Friday April 17th. Check here for rules and more info.