Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and who among us cannot celebrate that? Well, perhaps Mayor Bloomberg could find that the iconic sandwich contains too many calories, especially if it has been supercharged by the addition of some bacon. For the rest of us, it is interesting to know that the grilled cheese sandwich dates back to the Romans and that the French have their way of doing what they call a Croque Monsieur.

The French, however, have nothing on the cheeseheads of Wisconsin, where “last year the first Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship was held in Mineral Point and drew 1,200 fans from seven states to celebrate one of America’s most beloved comfort foods.”

The judging for this year's even will take place in two weeks and, as Daniel Higgins of the Green Bay Press Gazette writes, organizers are advising those entering a recipe “to get creative with the bread and butter, noting that one competitor is making her own bread.”

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