This was one of three recipes that I created and prepared for the Sargento Search for Kitchen Chronicles recipe contest at the American Culinary Institute at Greystone in Napa Valley in 2006. Michael Chiarello was one of the judges along with a contributing editor for bon appetit magazine and the executive chef for Sargento Cheese. It was both exciting and intimidating at the same time. The judges were kind in their critiques and generous with compliments. I wouldn’t trade the experience. If you have ever considered entering a recipe contest do it! You never know where it could take you.