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It’s The Big Cheese


Attention grilled cheese fanatics! Provisions Market and OC Baking Company are going all out again for in celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month to host The Big Cheese, Orange County’s grilled cheese festival and competition. Event Co-Founder chef Greg Daniels and local chefs will compete for the title of “The Big Cheese” in this 4th annual event to be held on National Grilled Cheese Day on Wednesday, April 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Provisions Market in Orange.

OC Baking Company master baker Dean Kim will supply locally produced freshly baked bread to the competing chefs, while the farmer-owned dairy cooperative Tillamook County Creamery Association will offer a selection of its award-winning butter and cheeses for use at the festival, including new Farmstyle Cut Shredded Cheese crafted for ideal melt. Competing chefs will present their own spin on the classic grilled cheese sandwich that will be evaluated by a panel of judges who will determine The Big Cheese 2017. In addition, the festival attendees will sample and then vote on a “People’s Choice” winner from the following chef participants:

Host Chef – Executive Chef Greg Daniels 
OC Baking Co – Master Baker Dean Kim (supplying all breads)
ADYA – Executive Chef Shachi Mehra
Anepalco Café – Executive Chef Danny Godinez 
Crema Café – Chef Tarit Tanjisari & Chef Erick Simmons 
Haven Gastropub – Chef de Cuisine Landon Pulizzi
Mesa – Executive Chef Niki Starr
Mix Mix Kitchen – Executive Chef Ross 
Orange Home Grown Farmers & Artisans Market – Chef Lisa Gilmore
Primal Alchemy - Executive Chef Paul Buchanan
Sessions West Coast Deli – Executive Chef Max Schlutz 
Vaca – Executive Chef Amar Santana

Tickets for the event must be purchased for $60 in advance (will include limited tasters of select craft beer) through Universe at This event will be limited to 100 guests (tickets will be sold at the door, if capacity permits). Haven Collective will also be collecting donations for the upcoming March of Dimes March for Babies at Fashion Island on Sunday, April 30.

143 N. Glassell St. in Orange.

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