The Big Melt


Grilled cheese from Gorilla Cheese by Fork user: jmdthompson

Seattle's collective grilled cheese-making skills will be on display at The Big Melt, an inaugural event coming this Sept. Amateur cooks and professional grilled cheese masters will come together to compete for bragging rights while hundreds of patrons will sample the creations. 

The ooey-gooey goodness of melted cheese combined with the crisp crunch of hearty grilled bread are the essential elements of one of the most simple, yet classic, comfort food creations. Participants in The Big Melt will be adding their own twists to the classic as they try to stand out from the crowd. Breakfast grilled cheese? Dessert grilled cheese? The possibilities are endless. 

Hundreds of attendees will reap the rewards as they wander around the festival-like atmosphere, sampling one grilled cheese creation after another while also enjoying craft brews, local wines and other local specialty beverages, snacks and desserts.

DATE: Sunday Sept. 7th, 2014

TIME: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Hanger 30 at Magnuson Park.


ENTER THE COMPETITION (Entry is free!): 
Amateur division (teams encouraged).
Professional/Business division.


A sampling of sandwiches scheduled to be served

Beecher's Handmade Cheese
The Beecher’s Grinder: Smoked flagship, regular flagship, house made fennel stem pickles, Mama Lil’s peppers, Zoe’s Finocchiona salami and whole grain mustard. 

Watershed Pub
"Watershed Beer Bread Grilled Cheese": Housemade beer bread, gouda, Beechers flagship cheese, carmelized onions....

The Ultimate Melt
"We Brie Jammin'": Ciabatta bread, double crème brie, homemade fig aioli, thick sliced bacon, granny smith apple, homemade cayenne/candied pecans

Sabrina's Lunch In A Box
BAT Melt : Bacon, Avacado, Tomato and melted provolone cheese on grilled ciabatta bread.

SPONSORS: View available packages.









The Big Melt is brought to you by Fork, an iPhone app and community of food, photos and friends. Attendees and participants will be using the Fork app to compete against one another to see who can take the best grilled-cheese photo during the event. 


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