The Seattle Cheese Festival is conducting a recipe search for the best grilled cheese sandwich. The contest is open to home cooks and professional chefs. The winner will be invited to demonstrate the recipe during a cooking demo at the Seattle Cheese Festival, which takes place at Pike Place Market on May 15 and 16, 2010. The winning sandwich will be featured online at and on the menu at the café at DeLaurenti Food & Wine.


The deadline for entry is May 1, 2010. To enter, email recipe to The winner will be notified by May 5, 2010.

Recipe guidelines:

  • The recipe should contain readily available cheese and bread.
  • The recipe can contain up to six ingredients.
  • Include a brief description (75 words or fewer) of the inspiration for the sandwich.


The recipes will be judged based on creative use of cheese, flavor profile and relative ease of method.

Past Winners:

  • 2009: Crystal Ortiz with Grilled Suds N’ Cheese
  • 2008: Jeff Bergman with Grilled Stichelton and Black Forest Ham Sandwich

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About the Seattle Cheese Festival:

The Seattle Cheese Festival is an annual destination artisanal cheese festival for the general public and the foodservice industry to taste, celebrate and better understand artisanal cheese made locally and around the world. The festival, founded in 2004, takes place at the famous Pike Place Market in the heart of downtown Seattle. DeLaurenti Food & Wine is the founding and primary sponsor of the event. For more information, visit and


Written by franticfoodie

I am Keren Brown (note: Keren with 2 E's). I love living in Seattle, I think the weather here is fabulous and spend my days writing, organizing and planning food events. Read about Seattle food events, recipes or just immerse in the food obsession. Check out my other blog in the Seattle PI

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