During the Indiana State Fair you can usually find me by the Dairy Bar, so needless to say I am eager to celebrate the Year of Dairy Cows. The State Fair’s focus on dairy specialties made today’s Signature Food Contest my kind of heaven.
The contest featured six mouth-watering, dairy creations, ranging from fried cheese to ice cream sundaes. A panel of eight judges sampled every signature item and shared their opinions on each, including State Fair Queen Erika Burghardt.
Don’t you wish you were there? Luckily, I was able to sneak a few bites. For the rest of you, start preparing your waistlines now because all of the following food masterpieces will be sold every day of the State Fair.
Spaghetti Ice Cream- LT Concessions Inc.Spaghetti shaped Italian ice cream with strawberry ‘tomato sauce,’ shaved white chocolate ‘cheese’ and chocolate ‘meat balls’
Cheese Squared- Coffman ConcessionsChipotle, Creamy Spinach or Garlic Herb cream cheese wrapped in Swiss cheese, then lightly breaded and fried
Moo Chew Meal- American Dairy AssociationA bright, refreshing lemon chiller milkshake with a sourdough grilled cheese sandwich loaded with American and pepper jack cheese.
Micro Beer Cheese Sauce- Barto’s CateringLocal micro brew fused beer cheese sauce served on either fresh cut fries, hefty burger or on the side for dipping
Caramel Corn Sundae- Baskin RobbinsVanilla ice cream with hot caramel topping, caramel corn, fresh whipped cream, nuts and a cherry
Blue Ribbon Cannoli- Bakerman ConcessionsA crisp Italian cookie shell filled with sweet, whipped ricotta cheese, whipping cream, powdered sugar, mini chocolate chips and dried berries, finished off with a powdered sugar sprinkle