The entry period for the 2020 Real California Pizza Contest closed on July 17th with a flurry of contestants entering signature pizza recipes. Here are several takeaways from the entry period:
- A record number of entries were submitted for this year’s contest
- Professional chefs and culinary students from a record 24 states entered a recipe, displaying the broad appreciation and application of California dairy among top pizza chefs throughout the nation
- The Real Californian category led the way with the most recipes submitted, showcasing the strong popularity and interest in California cuisine
- All three of our innovative categories – Cal-Mex, The Real Californian, and Plant-Forward – were well-represented with delicious recipes from award-winning pizza chefs
Our team is currently in the process of processing the entries. Throughout the next week, our judges will be reviewing the recipes, inspirations, and creative use of Real California Cheese in innovative ways. We expect to announce the 12 talented finalists during the first week of August.
Please visit https://pizzacontest.realcaliforniamilk.com in the coming weeks for more information about our finalists and further contest updates!