Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese


Tuesday afternoon found me back in Split just in time to host a PI fundraiser – The Grilled Cheese Invitational!  Because sweet dreams are made of cheese… (thanks to John for the awesome tag line!)

The cook-off consisted of 6 contestants who each had 20 minutes to deliver their best creation made solely of 5 ingredients of their choosing.  No meat allowed – that would make it a melt!  Contestants were scored across five categories:

  1. Presentation
  2. Texture
  3. Originality
  4. Taste
  5. Name

Disclaimer: prep time was allowed.

First up was Travis, coming in hot with Captain Cheese of the Ajvar Seas, to show us how it was done.  It was a delicious creation, making good use of a traditional red pepper based condiment found regularly in this part of the world.  Up next was our resident baker turned tech guy, Ahi, with a wonderful, traditional take on the cheesy classic entitled Siri.  Then it was time for foodie Phu to present his take, La Phu. We had a mixture of fancy cheeses and our first glimpse...