4th Annual Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship Official Results


Thank you to everyone who made it to the 4th Annual Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship!

Below are the Official Results from this year's competition, with the first place recipes:

Amateur Classic:
1st – Zach Washa
2nd – Jacob Thronson
3rd – Annette Mindermann

Winning Recipe:Rye Bread, Carr Valley Cheese Creama Kasa Cheese, Topped with Tomato Soup Aioli

Professional Classic:
1st – Anna Thomas Bates, Landmark Creamery
2nd – Claire Menck, Roth Cheese
3rd – Katherine Tonn, The Gouda Girls Truck

Winning Recipe: New Glarus Bakery Raisin Pumpernickel, PastureLand Cooperative Honey/chive butter, Landmark Creamery Anabasque

Amateur Classic Plus One:
1st - Brenda Piantino
2nd – Bill Koepcke
3rd – Jacob Thronson

Winning Recipe:  Gruyere Cheese, French Onion Soup (compound), Thyme and garlic butter, French Bread

Professional Classic Plus One:
1st – Wendy Becker - Monk's Bar & Grill
2nd – AJ Hurst – Vintage Brewing Co.
3rd – Amy Phole – The Lunch Bus, LLC

Winning Recipe:
Sourdough Bread, Compound Lemon & Dill Butter, Havarti Cheese, Dill & Lemon Mustard Aioli

Young Chef:
1st - Elizabeth Simia
2nd – Faylea Cartwright
3rd - Ryan James
Other Participants: Josh Hammernik & Hannah Moore

Winning Recipe:Sourdough Bread, Garlic and Herb Cheddar Cheese, Tomato Basil White Cheddar Cheese, Homemade Pizza Sauce

Amateur Classic Plus Extras:
1st – Jacob Thronson
2nd - Annette Mindermann
3rd - Brian Vesperman

Winning Recipe:Ten Grain Bread, with Homemade Garlic Quark, Gouda and Brick Cheese. Served with Bacon and Mixed Tomatoes, Spring Mix and Micro Arugula. Topped with white wine Hollandaise Sauce.

Professional Classic Plus Extras:
1st – Beth Crave, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese
2nd – Tina Tonn, The Gouda Girls Truck
3rd – Wendy Becker, Monk’s Bar & Grill
*Announced as a Tina in 1st and Beth in 2nd at event in error

Winning Recipe:Potato Bread, Henning Cheese Medium Cheddar, Bread and Butter Pickle Relish, Homemade Sloppy Joe, Wisconsin Butter

Amateur Classic Dessert:
1st – Zach Washa
2nd – Stephen Rutstein
3rd - Brenda Piantino

Winning Recipe:Chocolate Chip Bread, Belgioioso Mascarpone, Crushed Raspberries, Chocolate Covered Bacon, Topped with Dulce de leche and Whipped Cream

Professional Classic Dessert:
1st – Jacob Thronson
2nd – Beth Crave, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese
3rd – Lisa Nelson, Roots Chocolates

Winning Recipe:Blueberry Streusel Bread, Blueberry White Cheddar, Blueberry Cobbler, Homemade Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Pecan Quark Cheese, Garnished with Almond/Vanilla Whipped Cream, Toasted Cinnamon Sugar Pecans and Maple/Sarsaparilla Syrup