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Grilled Cheese Championship in Dodgeville, WI

Published on Apr 12, 2024 by Talia Mushinsky

Kunes Car Convos: 2024 Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship in Dodgeville, WI

In this episode...


2:45 - Where are the competitors from? 🌍
4:20 - VIP tickets include... 🎟️
5:29 - Jenna's favorite part about the event ❤️
7:04 - Upcoming Dodgeville Area Chamber of Commerce events đź“…

If you’re all about that cheese, mark your calendars for an event that’s sure to melt your heart—the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship, coming to you on April 20, 2024, in Dodgeville, WI.

What’s Cooking? The Cheesy Details

From the doors opening at 10:45 AM at Ley Memorial Pavilion in Harris Park, this event is packed with cheesy goodness. Whether you're a seasoned chef, a spirited amateur, a youngster looking to show off your sandwich skills, or one of our brave first responders, there’s a spot for you to sizzle in the competition. The battle heats up at 11:00 AM sharp, with competitors getting about 3 minutes to create their ultimate grilled cheese masterpiece.

Jenna Vondra, the dynamo behind this event and co-chair of the championship, shared some insider details on our latest Kunes Car Convos. Judges this year? A delicious mix including master certified barbecue gurus, local culinary stars, and even Dodgeville’s mayor!

Who’s Joining the Fun?

Contestants are flocking from all corners—yes, places as far as California, alongside our neighbors from Illinois, Iowa, and of course, Wisconsin. Last year, we saw some wild creations, like grilled cheese with quail eggs. This year promises even more creativity with competitors who are even baking their own bread!

Everyone’s Invited: Make It A Family Day Out!

For just $5 (free for the little ones), you can enjoy a day packed with fun for everyone.


Craving a bit of luxury?

Grab a VIP ticket for extra treats like a swag bag, samples of those scrumptious sandwiches, a drink, and a warm cup of soup. And yes, we're expecting a crowd—over 1,200 guests joined us last time, bringing energy and excitement to our beloved Dodgeville.

What’s on the Line?

It’s not just about the glory—there’s cash on the table! Amateurs and pros can win up to $50 for first place, not to mention cool prizes from local businesses and trophies to shine on your mantle.

More Than Just Sandwiches

This isn’t just a grilled cheese showdown; it's a full-blown festival. Alongside the cheesy champions, you’ll find about 16 local vendors, a kids’ area to keep the little ones entertained, a LEGO Masters show by Fox 47, and for the grown-ups? A bloody mary bar, plus a wine and beer garden to relax. And don’t forget the food trucks!

Why We’re All In

At Kunes CDJR of Barneveld, we’re not just about cars; we're about community. Supporting this event means boosting our local economy, celebrating our dairy-rich heritage, and bringing everyone together for a day of joy and cheesy delight. It’s our way of giving back and building lasting memories for our community.

Looking Ahead

The fun doesn’t stop with grilled cheese. The Dodgeville Area Chamber of Commerce has a lineup of exciting events throughout the year, including a golf outing, a two-week town square festival, and the much-anticipated Dodgefest music festival in August. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details!

Mark Your Calendars!

So, don’t miss out on the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship this April 20th. It’s a chance to taste the best grilled cheese around, explore local crafts and foods, and just have a great time with family and friends. See you there, Dodgeville—let’s make it a day to remember!

Join us at Kunes CDJR of Barneveld, your community partner, and let’s drive into a future filled with more than just great cars—let’s celebrate great local events together. Can’t wait to see you at the championship!

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