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Grilled Cheese History To Be Made This Weekend


This weekend is a great weekend for cheese lovers across the country. If you’re in the South, you can go running with the goats thanks to Belle Chèvre Creamery. And, if you’re on the West Coast, you can watch history being made as cheese enthusiasts attempt to construct the tallest grilled cheese stack of all time.

That’s right—at Santa Ana, Calif., cheese festival Oozefest, the goal is to create a 25-foot tower of pure grilled cheese. As Geoff Kutnick, one of the builders, told Los Angeles Magazine, “We need a six-foot-tall base that’s wider and able to support the pole that we’ll be stacking the grilled cheeses on.”

Kutnick co-founded Foodbeast, the website behind Oozefest. The stack will be built during Oozefest’s first session, while a grilled cheese eating competition will take place during the second session (unfortunately, participants aren’t required to obtain their sandwiches from the top of the stack). The event will also serve as the premiere of crazy, new dishes from over twenty vendors, including Apple Cheese Empenadas from Shuck Oyster Bar and a Mac and Rib melt from The Grilled Cheese Truck. My one question is why are all of these amazing things happening so far away from me.

Standard tickets at $50 for each session, including all-you-cat-eat/drink cheese and beer. Definitely check it out if you can! You’ll get to drink beer, eat awesome cheesy masterpieces, and you can tell your grandkids that you witnessed the tallest grilled cheese tower being built.

Feature Photo Credit: “Bowl of mini grilled cheese appetizers with cheddar cheese” by Jeff Wasserman | Shutterstock

Sarah Cummings

Sarah Cummings is a native New Yorker braving the Boston winters to study Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. In her spare time, she can often be found rock climbing, cuddling the neighborhood cats, or integrating goat cheese into her every meal.