The Grate Canadian Cheese Cook-off
Did you know Canadians eat more mac & cheese per person than any other country in the world?!
The Grate Canadian Cheese Cook-off took place earlier this month. The event took place at at Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) Canadian Cheese Counter at the Toronto Food & Drink Market.
Yes, you guessed right! The theme for this year was mac & cheese again!
This year, four top chefs and foodies from across Canada took to the stage in an attempt to create the ultimate comfort food using Canadian cheese, pasta and a little imagination.
This years competition included; Andrew Farrell, Chef de Cuisine at 2 Doors Down Food + Wine in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Alexandra Feswick, Chef de Cuisine at the Drake Hotel in Toronto; Nicole Gomes, Executive Chef at Nicole Gourmet in Calgary; and Thompson Tran, Chef and Owner at The Wooden Boat, Port Moody, BC.
The winner of the battle? Alexandra Feswick, Chef de Cuisine at the Drake Hotel in Toronto.
Chef Feswick’s truly unique Canadian macaroni & cheese experience starts with combining the distinctive nostalgia of home-styled comfort classics such as cheddar, sage and mushrooms, and memorably finishes by pairing them with the luxurious flavours of hazelnuts, blue cheese and Jerusalem artichokes.
“The competition was stiff, each chef brought something different and unique to the table. Mac & Cheese is such a comforting dish and I wanted to stay true to that ideal while elevating it with new exciting ingredients like we do at The Drake”, says Chef Feswick.
This year’s Cook-Off was organized by Dairy Farmers of Canada to take Canada’s beloved mac & cheese to a whole new level and showcase the outstanding quality, variety, taste, and versatility of Canadian cheese made from 100% Canadian milk.
For all the cheese lovers out there, you can access these mac & cheese recipes and find tips for making the perfect mac & cheese by visiting allyouneedischeese.ca/cookoff
Source : Dairy Farmers of Canada News Release