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10th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational Heats Up April 28

Photo from the 9th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational by Charles G Thompson/100 Miles via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
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Get ready to get cheesy: The 10th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational, the hottest thing to ooze between two pieces of bread, is taking place April 28th. Tickets are on sale for those who wish to put their tastebuds to the task, and registration is open for those who are looking to have a shot of ooey, gooey, melty glory and take part in the competition.

This year's event promises "More cheese than you can shake a breadSTICK at!" according to the event's website.

Amateur chefs and pros are welcome to enter, but will compete separately. However, both competitions are still divided into four cheesy categories: Love, American Style (White bread, butter, orange cheese [American or Cheddar]. NOTHING ELSE); Missionary (Any type of bread, butter and cheese. NO ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS); Kama Sutra (A sandwich of the savory nature, with any type of bread, butter and cheese PLUS additional ingredients, and the interior ingredients must be at least 60% cheese); and Honey Pot (Any kind of bread, any kind of butter, and any kind of cheese, and the interior ingredients of the sammich must be at least 60% cheese, PLUS additional ingredients, and with an overall flavor that is sweet and would best be served as dessert).

That's pretty, intense, right? There are definitely lots of rules for competitors, and also for attendees who want to drop a few extra bucks in order to be able to serve as a judge. All of the rules and prices are listed on the GCI's website.

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There's a new "big cheese" this year, thanks to the exclusive sponsorship of Cabot, and a new venue: The Rose Bowl. It's best to not procrastinate, though--the GCI usually sells out.

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