Thank you to everyone who made it to the 5th Annual Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship!

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

Amateur Classic:
1st – Lorna Mick - Monroe, WI
2nd – William Koepcke - Verona, WI
3rd – Matthew LaForest - Los Angeles, CA

Professional Classic:
1st – Zach Washa - Carr Valley Cheese
2nd – Beth Crave - Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese
3rd – Anna Thomas-Bates - Landmark Creamery

Winning Ingredients: Carr Valley Smoked Creama Kasa, Seeded Rye Bread, Alcam Butter, Topped with a Tomato Soup and Basil Aioli

Amateur Classic Plus One:
1st - Brenda Piantino - Delavan, WI
2nd – Roberta Jake - Elgin, IL
3rd – Robert Pappas

Winning Ingredients:  Bread, Butter, Aged WI Brick Cheese, Lobster Newburg

Professional Classic Plus One:
1st – Beth Crave - Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese
2nd – Wendy Becker - Monk's Bar & Grill
3rd – Amy Phole – The Lunch Bus, LLC

Winning Ingredients:Roelli Cheese Co. Inc. Dunbarton Blue Cheese, Candied Bacon, Marble Rye Bread, Nordic Creamery Butter

Young Chef:
1st - Rocio Olvera - Milwaukee, WI
2nd – Joey Curtis - Verona, WI
3rd - Jalene Pierick - Dodgeville, WI
Other Participants: John McClellan, Alex LaCour, Ryan James & Justin James

Amateur Classic Plus Extras:
1st – Shirley Ritter - Highland, WI
2nd - Matthew LaForest - Los Angeles, CA
3rd - Ann Thompson - Dodgeville, WI

Winning Ingredients:Gluten Free Rice Bread, Mild Baby Swiss, Butter, Apple-Cranberry-Almond Compote, Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery White Sangria Wine

Professional Classic Plus Extras:
1st – Beth Crave, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese
2nd – Alyssa Mentink - Dodgeville, WI

2nd - Joseph Gustafson - Cuba City, WI
3rd – Tina Tonn, The Gouda Girls Truck
*Alyssa Mentink mistakenly not announced at the event

Winning Ingredients: Madison Sourdough Bread, Saxon Creamery Snowfields and Emmi Roth Kase Butterkase, Smoked Turkey, Candied Bacon, Avocado, Farm Fresh Hard Boiled Eggs, Nordic Creamery Cultured Butter with Sea Salt.

Amateur Classic Dessert:
1st – Cara Wallner - Menomonee Falls, WI
2nd – Kimmy Cleary & Morgan Weirich - Fennimore, WI
3rd - Brenda Piantino - Delavan, WI

Professional Classic Dessert:
1st – Alyssa Mentink- Dodgeville, WI
2nd – Joseph Gustafson - Cuba City, WI
3rd – Zach Washa - Carr Valley Cheese

Winning Ingredients: Clasen's European Bakery Honey White Bread, Weyauwega Milk Products Hand Rolled Salted Butter, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Mascarpone, Crystal Farms Cheese Light Cream Cheese, Schurman's Cheese Chocolate Cheese Fudge, Coffee Soaked lady Fingers, Drizzled Chocolate Fudge, Homemade Whip Cream, Cocoa Powder.


 5th Annual Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship Official Results