I love cheese! In my opinion, there are very few things that can’t be improved by the addition of melted cheese- yummy! You can only guess my excitement when I received the invitation from the Dairy Council for NI to find out more about #Cheeseupyourlife, a cheese recipe competition to win €1,000 and an all–expenses–paid trip to Brussels where the winning recipe will be showcased at an exclusive gala event. The competition is part of a wider programme which celebrates European cheeses from four countries including Denmark, France, Ireland and our own delicious cheese from Northern Ireland.
The launch event was held in the Merchant Hotel and the guests were addressed by the Northern Ireland judging panel, cook and food writer Trish Deseine, Joy Alexander, Head of Food Technology Development at Loughry College and Dr Mike Johnston, Chief Executive of the Dairy Council NI.
There are 2 categories for the competition, people who cook for a living and the broader category of bloggers which covers anyone with a twitter or instagram account! The competition is open until 14th April and the judges will be looking for originality, creativity, an explanation of why cheese is ‘star of the show’ in the recipe and, of course, a fantastic taste!
Winners will be announced at an awards event in Belfast on 23rd May.
You can find out more and enter here
Photos are below but in the meantime, to get you in the cheesey mood- here is my video about my favourite subject, Cheese on toast #Cheeseupyourlife