If you're seeking the ultimate Wisconsin competition, the 9th Annual Grilled Cheese Championship in Dodgeville this Saturday may be it.

Sponsored by the Dodgeville Area Chamber of Commerce, this event draws from around the state for the ultimate comfort food throwdown. Whether a spatula-wielding warrior, Chef du Fromage, or a Cheesemonger, the competitors take the opportunity to showcase their talents to the utmost.

These sandwiches are not your typical white bread and sliced American out of the cellophane wrapper with the crusts cut off. Instead, extreme care and forethought get weighed into each grilled cheese.

Wisconsin ingredients are procured to wow the judges on flavor and presentation. Whether it's a compound herb-infused butter, locally sourced bread, or secret sauces, a mound of Wisconsin melted goodness is enjoyed at this friendly food grill-off. 

Sandwiches can get pretty fancy yet flavorful. So how does a Horseradish Cheddar from Fennimore's Carr Valley with a gourmet seven-grain bread finished off with a sundried tomato & basil aioli sauce grab you? That's what one previous three-time winner was preparing in a 2019 online promo video.

Sponsored by the Dodgeville Area Chamber of Commerce, there are opportunities to be a competitor, browse the vendors, and watch the fun competition. In addition, there is an adult beverage area and food trucks.

General Admission is free, but limited VIP tickets are available for those interested in taste-testing competitor sandwiches on the day of the event.

Event Website: grilledcheesewisconsin.com

Date and time

Sat, Apr 23, 2022, 11:00 AM CDT


Harris Park - Ley Memorial Pavilion 

600 Bennett Road  Dodgeville, WI 53533

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