Yes, there really is a Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship

Eric Koeppel

It's true, and you can learn all about it right here. This is third year for the competition in which "amateurs and professionals compete in 4 'heats' to determine the best grilled cheese sandwiches in Wisconsin."  

The free event boasts live music, beer and wine, fabulous prizes for contestants and a competition viewing area for those who'd just like to kick back and take it cheesy. Oh, and don't worry parents, there is also a "Kids Grilled Cheese Construction Site," where your youngsters can finally learn what it means to be a true Wisconsinite by "constructing" their own grilled cheese sandwiches. And on top of all that, this year they are offering VIP tickets for folks who want to test genuine, "competition level" sandwiches. Mmm.

This year, the WGCC is taking place in Dodgeville on April 27 from 11am to 4pm and will be emceed by Kyle Cherek, host of WPT's Wisconsin Foodie. (Unfortunately the nearby Wisconsin Tomato Soup Convention was cancelled this year, so you'll have to make due with the endless amounts of grilled cheeses.)    

Still not convinced? Check out this video​ from a previous Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship.