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Update to Real California Pizza Contest. Entry Submission Period Now Closed.

The 2024 Real California Pizza Contest received a record number of entries as the submission window is now closed. Judging is underway as the eight finalists – four in each of the two categories – will be announced in June. Visit the contest website for updates and news about the championship cook off on Aug. 7, 2024, in Napa, Calif.

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Real California Pizza Contest Logo 2024

Update to Real California Pizza Contest. Entry Submission Period Now Closed.

The 2024 Real California Pizza Contest received a record number of entries as the submission window is now closed. Judging is underway as the eight finalists – four in each of the two categories – will be announced in June. Visit the contest website for updates and news about the championship cook off on Aug. 7, 2024, in Napa, Calif.

Winners Named in 2024 Great Mozzarella Showdown

The top recipes in the inaugural cook off featuring Mozzarella cheese in global handhelds and appetizers were announced. Check out the winners and discover their innovative dishes showcasing both Fresh Mozzarella and Mozzarella cheeses!

Tournament of Champions Pizza Contest Names Winners

Featuring past pizza champions from the past five years, the 2023 Tournament of Champions was won by Leah Scurto who received a trip to compete in the 2024 Caputo Cup in Naples, Italy. Check out all the pizzas to include the winning three-cheese pizzas showcasing Real California Mozzarella and artisan cheeses.

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New, Innovative Recipes for a Classic Comfort Food

The Cheese & Mac Recipe Challenge brought together top chefs from across the country to develop creative Cheese & Mac dishes highlighting Real California cheese and dairy products. The six recipes, which offer innovative takes on this traditional favorite, are ideal concepts for any restaurant menu.

Cal-Mex Invitational

California’s Hispanic-Style Cheeses Shine in this Mexican Cuisine Cook Off

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. Check out these award-winning recipes which highlight the use of California’s Hispanic-style cheese in innovative new dishes.

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California Cheeses Bring Out the Best in this Italian Cuisine Cook Off

The Global Flavors Culinary Competition featured Real California cheeses and dairy products in Italian dishes. The winning recipes, which include appetizers, entrées, and desserts, showcased the best of California, providing a fresh vision and innovative twist on Italian cuisine.

Foodservice Innovation on the Go

The California Dairy-to-Go competition challenged professional chefs to create new, creative “to-go” or delivery-focused dishes highlighting Real California cheeses and dairy products. Discover creative entrées, hand-held dishes and more featuring the best of California-made dairy products as the key ingredient.

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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.

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AWARD-WINNING RECIPES

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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