We always make December BIG, and this year it's the highly anticipated CHEESE Throwdown! Suggested many times over the years, but this will be the 1st!
This is all about showcasing cheese. Do you make the best mac n cheese? Do you make the best grilled cheese? Or a fancier meal, a dessert? How will you get your cheese to speak for the meal? (note: this weekend is breakfast and sandwich only)
A few buzzwords come to mind. Ooze, melt, drip, pull, gluttony, excess, extreme.
That's right! This is all about the cheese so make sure it is the highlight of the meal and photographed as so! Can you make your own cheese? Sure! But the point here is to showcase the food we all love... CHEEEEEEESE!
Cheesy Weekend I (Dec 2-5)
Breakfast (plate or sandwich)
Sandwich (lunch and dinner sandwiches)
- All Sandwiches can be served alone or may include one side that must also be cheesy. Is soup or salad a side? Sure! If it's CHEESY! Put it all one one plate please.
- All Breakfast plates may include sides, but for each non-cheesy side there must be one cheesy side, up to four total (it is common for breakfast to have a lot on the plate but you must go 50/50 minimum with the sides having cheese). Toast does not count as side.
Cheesy Weekend II (Dec 9-12)
Meal (lunch and dinner plates, no sandwiches)
Dessert (cheese dessert)
All Meal plates may be served alone or have up to two sides, where one minimum must be cheesy. Bread does not count as side. Desserts served alone. Following Weekend (Dec 16-18)
Poll only, no cooking
Then, enjoy your holiday and new year!
This is Anything Goes as long as there is cheese, AND the point is to showcase the cheese. Let's see the melt, let's see the drip, let's see the excess! If you go for burgers or pizza instead of a cheese-forward dish, bring the cheese forward! Think outside the box or go with traditional cheesy dishes. All up to you!
10 pics max in final post, enough to show the extra ooze.
Title your entries in final post, list all ingredients with measurements and cooking methods.
PoL: $.35 (PoL only needs to be shown ONCE in a pic with all or a majority of the ingredients used, or in a final presentation pic of the main entry, preferably not on the plate.)
ENDS MONDAY 11:59 PM EST