Enter The Grilled Cheese Pageant!

by on April 2, 2009

Enter The Grilled Cheese Pageant!

Is your grilled cheese “glitz” or is it more “natural”? Either way, show it off in all its glory in Panini Happy’s first-ever blog event – The Grilled Cheese Pageant!

Win Tom Colicchio's new book - 'wichcraft!April is National Grilled Cheese Month, so to celebrate I thought it would be fun to invite you all to showcase your best grilled cheese sandwiches in a little “pageant” of sorts (can you tell I’ve been watching “Toddlers & Tiaras” on TLC this season?!). It’s not a beauty pageant per se, because as well all know the best tasting stuff often isn’t the prettiest. I’m talking about a taste pageant – whatever type of grilled cheese you like the most, let’s see it!  And because every pageant needs a grand prize – one participant, selected at random, will receive a copy of Tom Colicchio’s (of Top Chef fame) delicious new sandwich cookbook, ‘wichcraft: Craft a sandwich into a meal–and a meal into a sandwich.

How to Enter:

Send an e-mail to panini [DOT] happy [AT] yahoo [DOT] com (ONE entry per person, please!) with the following information by Friday, April 17 at 12 PM PDT:

  • First name
  • Blog name (or hometown if you don’t have a blog)
  • Blog URL (if you have a blog)
  • Recipe post URL, please include a link to this post (if you have a blog)
  • ONE photo of your grilled cheese sandwich, at least 490 px wide
  • A one-line description of your sandwich

I’ll post a roundup of all the submissions on Monday, April 20. And, yes, I’ll ship internationally on this one so it’s open to all. Have fun with this – can’t wait to see your grilled cheese!

FOOD BLOGGERS: You can feel free – but are not at all obligated – to display either of the following badges in your blog post:

I'm donning my tiara for The Grilled Cheese Pageant

This beauty is entered in The Grilled Cheese Pageant

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie April 2, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Oh this sounds so fun! Sending you an email right now.

Katie’s last blog post..Lemon Yogurt Muffins with Blueberries


2 RecipeGirl April 2, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I’m all over this one. I know exactly what I’ll be making 🙂

RecipeGirl’s last blog post..Watercress & Grape Salad with Creamy Cabernet Dressing


3 Nicole April 2, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I’m totally going to do this! I was planning on posting some grilled cheese sandwiches this month anyway since I had heard it’s National Grilled Cheese Month!


4 Andrea April 2, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Oh how fun! Can we add other fillings to our grilled cheese ‘wich?


5 Joy April 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Seriously love the title and the design! So fun. 🙂


6 Michelle April 2, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I’m in and wll make my entry next week. I know exactly what I’m going to make. YUMMY!

Michelle’s last blog post..Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes….so good!


7 Cheeseslave April 2, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I LOVE this idea!

Oooh I’m going to do artisanal sourdough bread with raw grass-fed cheddar!

With some Hollandaise sauce on top.

Just kidding! (But maybe not…)

Cheeseslave’s last blog post..Do Bread & Cereal Cause Cavities? Reversing Dental Decay With Food


8 maris April 2, 2009 at 6:58 pm

This is seriously such a good idea. I love grilled cheese – LOVE and I can’t wait to see all of the different versions!

I have one that I’d like to submit…but we’ll see! I might have to do a little re-creating!

maris’s last blog post..Sweet Potato Soup


9 Sara: Our Best Bites April 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Haha, you’re so funny Kathy- and oh my goodness Toddlers and Tiaras is such a disturbing show! What a fun idea for a round-up. I’m in!


10 Dragon April 3, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Just sent you my entry. 🙂


11 Jude April 3, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Just submitted my entry. Great event idea 🙂

Jude’s last blog post..Croque Madame – Grilled Cheese, Ham, and Egg Sandwich


12 Nicole April 5, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Cool! I will try to get something to you. Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich!

Nicole’s last blog post..Caramel Rolls- A breakfast treat, dessert or indulgent snack


13 lo April 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm

What a great idea, my dear! Will have to see what I can come up with 🙂

lo’s last blog post..Chicken Cacciatore


14 Jamie April 7, 2009 at 11:39 am

You are so cute! This made me laugh out loud! The grilled cheese sandwich is one Americanism my boys have taken to 100%, but just that simple, good old American grilled cheese with processed American (which we do find in France!). But I guess I’ll have to try a more gussied up one for this brilliant challenge!

Jamie’s last blog post..MOOSE NUGGETS


15 Melissa April 7, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Hi Kathy!

I’ve got my Grilled Cheese Baby posted! Thank you for hosting this, I had a good time!


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16 RobinSue April 13, 2009 at 7:43 am

OK let me see if I can rub my last 2 brain cells together and come up with something cheesy!

RobinSue’s last blog post..Bake Ricotta over Roasted Tomatoes and Angel Hair Pasta


17 Kate April 17, 2009 at 2:58 pm

I’m so sorry I missed this but I’ve been slammed at my day job this morning.

Kate’s last blog post..Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Gratin


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