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California Milk Advisory Board Launches 2024 Real California Pizza Contest; Mike Gallagher Details

California Milk Advisory Board Launches 2024 Real California Pizza Contest; Mike Gallagher Details


TRACY, CA
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Time to channel Troy Bolton and get your head in the game because it’s time for the Real California Pizza Contest. The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced the launch of the annual search for the best pizza recipes using Real California cheese and dairy.

Mike Gallagher, Business and Market Development Consultant, California Milk Advisory Board“Each year, we bring the best of the best in pizza together to showcase how California cheeses and dairy ingredients—paired with protein, produce, or both—are essential tools for pizza flavor and innovation,” said Mike Gallagher, Business and Market Development Consultant for the CMAB. “We look forward to reviewing the submissions that celebrate California’s leading foodservice cheese, Mozzarella, and our many cheese varieties.”

The contest, according to a press release, is open to professional chefs and culinary students throughout the United States, and will award prize money totaling $28,500 for the most innovative uses of cow’s milk cheeses from California. The entry submission period ends May 17, 2024.

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced the launch of the annual search for the best pizza recipes during its Real California Pizza Contest

This year’s contest simplifies submissions into two new categories: Protein and Produce. All entries will be evaluated with the top four recipes in each category selected as finalists.

Both competitions will be judged by an esteemed panel of award-winning pizza chefs, including 13-time world pizza champion Tony Gemignani, renowned Italian and pizza chef Glen Cybulski, and 2023 Real California Pizza Contest grand prize winner Bill Crawford of Righteous Slice in Idaho.

To learn more about the contest and submit your own entry, click here.

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