Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kicking Off Grilled Cheese Month: Melthouse Bistro Grilled Cheese Reception

Pin It  Some of you may remember, way back in 2010, when we ventured off to Madison, Wisconsin for the launch party for the Grilled Cheese Academy web site.  It was a glorious celebration of all things cheese -- and a celebration that would be pretty difficult to beat, by any standards.

But, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is doing it again.  This year, they're sponsoring another grilled cheese reception on Wednesday, March 21st from 5:30pm - 8pm at Milwaukee's first gourmet grilled cheese shop, Melthouse Bistro at 1850 E. Kenilworth Place.

Declared "the perfect lunchtime treat" by A.V. Club - Milwaukee,  Melthouse Bistro has been serving up  hand-crafted grilled cheese sandwiches made with the finest Wisconsin cheeses (like Widmar’s 4-Year Aged Sharp Cheddar), mouth watering ingredients (like Thick-Cut Pecanwood Smoked Bacon), and fresh-baked artisan breads, since November of last year.  The event, which kicks of April -- AKA "Grilled Cheese Month" -- will feature grilled cheese sandwich bites, samples of delicious Wisconsin cheeses, and local beer pairings.

It's an invitation-only affair, but we just so happened to have scored a couple of pairs of ticket to give away to our lucky local readers.
If you live in the Milwaukee area and would like to attend this remarkable event, all you need to do is hop over to the Grilled Cheese Academy web site, take a look around, and report back to us regarding which delectable grilled cheese sandwich is YOUR personal favorite. You'll get a bonus entry if you head over to the Burp! Facebook page and give us a "like" (please leave an additional comment letting us know you did). We'll choose TWO winners at random on Thursday, March 15th after NOON; each winner will receive a pair of tickets for the event on March 21st (please make sure you include an email address/contact information if it's not readily available on your profile/blog). Tickets are non-transferable. Please be respectful of other readers and DO NOT ENTER if you know you will be unable to make it to the event on the 21st.

As for those of you who are too far away to make it to Milwaukee, we don't want you to feel left out!  So, we've conjured up a bit of grilled cheese deliciousness just for you:

The Brasserie - featuring Wisconsin Brie, braised short ribs, and pickled red onions on country French bread. [download recipe]
In the mood for dessert?  Why not try The Bianca - with Wisconsin Mascarpone, dulce de leche, and raspberry preserves on cinnamon raisin bread.  [download recipe]

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  1. Grilled cheese month? Who knew? How about this one?

  2. They all look wonderful,but I've got to say the Bianca looks intriguing. I'll always take a sweet option if there is one!

  3. The Lisa Marie and the Big Sal look absolutely amazing! This event sounds so cool! 'Liked' Burp on Facebook :)


  4. Brie and short ribs? I think I need to move! Hey, I'm about to be unemployed. How is the Wisconsin job market these days?

  5. Just a quick note to those of you entering to win tickets. Please make sure you leave your email address so that we can contact you if you're a winner! Thanks!

  6. The flatiron looks GREAT! Brunch in sandwich form that won't tumble apart immediately because it's held together with cheese? I'm sure that will cure any hangover or dreary morning! Ooh I hope I win!(

  7. And... according to the randome number generator, the two winners are: webmailaddress2 and merelyn58! We'll be emailing you both with details soon!


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