2024 Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship

Entry Deadline: April 20, 2024
2024 Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship
Venue / Location

Ley Memorial Pavilion
Harris Park
600 N Bennett Road
Dodgeville, WI 53533

General Information

Competition – April 20, 2024

There will be a maximum of 20 competitors in each heat. Once capacity has been reached, a waiting list for competitors will be created and additional heats may open up. Each competitor will be allowed to enter only one sandwich per category in a maximum of four categories for the entire competition day.

Competition Heat Schedule
11:00AM – Amateur Classic
11:30AM – Professional Classic
12:00PM – Amateur Classic Plus One
12:30PM -Professional Classic Plus One
1:00PM – Young Chefs Open
1:30PM – Amateur Classic Plus Extras
2:30PM – First Responders Open
3:00PM- Amateur Classic Dessert
3:30PM – Professional Class Dessert

Points will be awarded by the judges based upon the following criteria:
– Presentation (how does the sandwich look?): up to 10 points possible
– Taste (how does the sandwich taste?): up to 20 points possible
– Style (is this sandwich special?): up to 10 points possible

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $20.00 (First Category)
Per Entry Fee – $10.00 (Additional Categories)
Competitors may enter up to four categories.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

The top three scores for each category will be declared first, second and third place winners for Professional, Amateur, and Young Chef classifications.

Winners will receive various prizes described under the Prizes section. The Lorin Toepper “Best of Show” will be awarded by the judges for the most outstanding grilled cheese sandwich of the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship for the Professional categories.

All Young Chef Competitors will receive a participation ribbon regardless of the outcome of that special heat.

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