Seattle’s First Grilled Cheese Festival!
Grilled cheese from Gorilla Cheese by jmdthompson
- Tell us a bit about The Big Melt ?
It’s is a grilled cheese sandwich festival - a celebration, really - where amateur cooks and professional grilled cheese masters will come together to compete for bragging rights while hundreds of patrons will sample the creations.
- How did the idea of the festival come about?
We launched Fork with a super fun event last fall, and watching the community grow and evolve on the app, we knew we wanted to do another meet-up of some kind to bring together all these people who are passionate about food but not necessarily gourmet chefs. And, really, who doesn’t like grilled cheese?
Grilled cheese by astronott
- What makes the perfect grilled cheese?
It would be easy to say the cheese and the bread - and those are important - but I think it comes down to the grilling. Too light and it’s kinda soft and doughy. Too dark and it’s too crunchy. It has to be just right so there’s some crunch and a lot of ooey-gooey goodness.
- The Big Melt is perfect for?
Anyone who cares about food and what they eat and likes to share that passion with others. It helps, naturally, if you liked grilled cheese sandwiches but I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t!