Home chefs invited to enter August/September “I Love Grilled Cheese” recipe contest featuring Great Midwest® flavored Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses

This August and September, home chefs are invited to submit their favorite grilled cheese recipes made using Great Midwest® cheeses for their chance to win one of eight prizes. Staying true to the brand’s name, the contest’s grand prize winner will receive a weekend trip to the “Great Midwest” city of their choice including airfare, hotel accommodations and spending money. Two silver and five bronze tier winners will receive grilled cheese-themed prizes:  Cuisinart® Griddler Grill, Griddle & Panini Press (silver tier winners) and “Grilled Cheese: 50 Recipes to Make You Melt,” a recipe book by Marlena Spieler (bronze tier winners).

“Grilled cheese is a food that so many of us remember fondly from childhood,” says Katie Jury, Marketing Manager for Saputo Cheese USA Inc.’s specialty cheese brands. “Great Midwest® artisanal flavored cheeses bring a ‘grown up’ twist to this childhood classic. We’re excited to see consumers’ ideas for this recipe contest. With the myriad of flavors the line offers, the possibilities are endless.”

In-store shelf talkers with tear pads featuring a coupon can be found in participating retailers throughout the contest. Additionally, consumers with smart phones can connect directly to GreatMidwestCheese.com via the promotional display’s QR code to view recipes and wine pairings and to access the online entry form. Full contest details, including an entry form, will also be available on the brand’s Facebook page (facebook.com/GreatMidwest). Consumers are encouraged to share their participation via social media as well; entrants that do so will earn bonus points on their contest entry.

Details about the Great Midwest® “I Love Grilled Cheese” promotion, including full contest rules, will be available on the contest website (GreatMidwestCheese.com) throughout the promotion. Contest winners and their recipes will be announced on the brand’s Facebook page:  facebook.com/GreatMidwest. Retailers interested in purchasing Great Midwest® cheeses can contact a Saputo sales representative by e-mail at moreinfo@saputo.com or by phone at 1.800.782.0741.

About Great Midwest® Cheese

The Great Midwest® line of cheeses includes a tantalizing range of carefully blended, all natural artisan cheeses available in enticing flavor combinations like mango, habanero peppers and Cheddar; or morel mushrooms, leeks and Monterey Jack. This award-winning brand is hand-crafted by Wisconsin cheesemakers in small batches using only the purest, certified hormone-free milk for a smooth, natural, consistent flavor.

About Saputo

Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. Saputo is one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, the largest in Canada, the third largest in Argentina and among the top three cheese producers in the United States. Our products are sold in more than 40 countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Dragone, DuVillage 1860, Friendship, Frigo Cheese Heads, Great Midwest, King’s Choice, Kingsey, La Paulina, Milk2Go, Neilson, Nutrilait, Ricrem, Salemville, Stella and Treasure Cave. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “SAP”.