‘I Dairy^ou to Cook!’ recipe contest seeks entries

University of Minnesota Extension

Celebrate June Dairy Month by entering the “I Dairy^ou to Cook!” recipe contest. Enter an original recipe that includes your favorite dairy products including milk, cheese, yogurt and/or ice cream. The three categories include main dish, snack/appetizer and dessert. Contestants can enter in a maximum of two categories and must include the recipe and a photo with each entry. Short video entries are also allowed, but not required. The entry form is online at the event organizer’s blog – Put A Fork In It, at www.a4kinit.blogspot.com. Photos and videos should be sent to [email protected].

Three finalists will be chosen from each category to compete in the live championship tasting round to be hosted at the St. Cloud Area Farmer’s Market on June 8. Their prepared recipes will be judged by a panel of area celebrity judges. There will also be a ‘virtual’ People’s Choice championship round hosted online for those who do not live near the St. Cloud area but wish to enter. Winner of the People’s Choice round will be announced June 30, 2013.

Prizes will be awarded to a winner in each category at the live tasting event. An over-all champion will also be chosen for the grand prize. Entries will be accepted at www.a4kinit.blogspot.com from May 1, 2013 until May 31, 2013.

The “I Dairy^ou to Cook!” recipe contest is organized by an individual who is a dairy farmer, cheese lover and blogger from central Minnesota. All prizes are donated by area sponsors, who will be showcased at the championship event.