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Leah Scurto Wins 2023 Real California Pizza Contest Tournament of Champions

Leah Scurto, from Windsor, Calif., wins the Grand Prize for her The Nut-torius F.I.G. pizza, a sweet ode to the signature California fruit featuring Real California Mozzarella, Fontina, and Feta cheeses.

Welcome to the California Milk Advisory Board’s Foodservice Competition Website, which showcases its culinary events and cook-off competitions. The site is a gateway to discovering award-winning, dairy-centric recipes from some of America’s most innovative chefs.


Real California Pizza Contest

of Champions

Cheese & Mac Challenge


CA Global Flavors Competition


The Nation's Top Pizza Recipes Featuring Real California Dairy

The Real California Pizza Contest is our annual search for the most creative pizza chefs in America to showcase their innovative use of Real California Cheese in winning pizza recipe concepts for cash prizes.

Past Champions Square Off in Head-to-Head Pizza Showdown

The Tournament of Champions is a foodservice competition celebrating the success of the annual Real California Pizza Contest, which has had five triumphant years since its debut in 2019. 

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New, Innovative Recipes for a Classic Comfort Food

The Cheese & Mac Recipe Challenge is a new recipe contest challenging professional chefs and culinary students to develop creative Cheese & Mac dishes highlighting Real California cheese and dairy products.

Cal-Mex Invitational

Hispanic-Style Cheeses from CA Meet Traditional Mexican Cuisine

The Cal-Mex Invitational is a culinary competition for foodservice that celebrates the marriage of Real California cheeses and Mexican cuisine with exciting new appetizers, entrées, and desserts.

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CMAB Global Flavors

A Whole World of Delicious Dishes

The Global Flavors Culinary Competition is a foodservice event that challenges professional chefs to develop original recipes across two categories that showcase Italian-style Real California cheese and dairy products.

Foodservice Innovation on the Go

The CADairy2Go competition asks professional chefs to create innovative “to-go” or delivery-focused dishes highlighting Real California cheeses and dairy products.

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Recipe books, which are created for some of the culinary competitions, are available to view and download. The recipes not only provide innovative takes on everyday menu items, such as pizza and Italian cuisine, there are also new ideas on using dairy ingredients in the dishes.



2022 Real California Pizza Contest Recipe Book

2022 Cal-Mex Invitational Recipe Book

2022 Global Flavors Recipe Book

2023 Cheese & Mac Challenge Recipe Book

2023 Real California Pizza Contest Recipe Book

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