Melters gather for Quesoff 2012 in Austin, Texas
As America experiences one of the hottest summers on record, it seems appropriate that a cheese melt-off be held. That's precisely what Quesoff 2012 was in Austin, Texas, this weekend when 30 contenders vied for a prize in three categories: meaty, veggie, and spicy cheese dips. But it didn't end with Austin - the three category winners will go on to represent Austin at the World Cheese Dip Championship in Little Rock, Arkansas this October.
In the Meaty category — the largest for the day, including samples made with sausage, brisket and perfectly prepared pork belly — the big winners, for the second year in a row, were Frank Restaurant with their pork belly, guacamole and pesto queso blend.
A special mention was made to the team Mandy N' Her Mens, who provided us with their 5-Meat Queso: fully prepared fried chicken wings covered in queso, sausage, brisket, bacon and pork belly. Yes, it was as beautiful as it sounds.