How Do You Queso? Contest Winners

In the Land O’Lakes Foodservice “How Do You Queso?” Competition, we challenged our chef community to use free samples of Land O Lakes® Queso Bravo® Cheese Dip and Land O Lakes® Extra Melt® Cheese Sauce to create unique and delicious queso dishes! There were so many incredible dishes created, however only 3 lucky chefs could be chosen as our winners. Scroll below to see the winning dishes and who is taking home the grand prize!

Congratulations to our winning chefs and a big thank you to everyone who participated!  You can see all the incredible dishes created for this contest at #HowDoYouQueso on Instagram.


$1,000 Cash | Custom Meglio Chef Knife | Chef’s Roll Apparel Executive Chef Coat 

Chef Austin Carson

“Esquite Pizza”

 Land O Lakes® Queso Bravo ® Cheese Dip as the base, Cotija, Bell Pepper, Roasted Corn, Chipotle Aioli, Pickled Red Onion, Radish, Chile Powder, Micro Cilantro.


$500 Cash  | Chef’s Roll Apparel AP Flour Chef Coat 

Chef Travis Peters

“Land O Lakes®  Stuffed Ribs”

Full Saint Louis rack, smoked & stuffed with tater tots, Land O Lakes® Queso Bravo®, pork rind crumble, braised pork belly, chiles toredos, blueberry pickled red onions, fresh cilantro & grilled lime

Chef Michael Lannon

“Nashville Chicken Eggs Benedict”

Smoked Poblano, Lime, Land O Lakes® Queso Blanco ® “Béarnaise,” Chorizo “Bacon,” Corn Bread Land O Lakes® Queso Bravo® Biscuit