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