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If you are based in the U.S. or any U.S. Territories: Register below for a chance to participate in the Land O’Lakes Foodservice How Do You Queso? Competition. Competitors will be challenged to create an original queso creation using Land O Lakes® Performance Dairy products, including:

  • Land O Lakes® Queso Bravo® Cheese Dip
  • Land O Lakes® Extra Melt® Cheese Sauce

This can be an item you already menu or are planning to menu.

Up to 500 chefs, cooks and/or foodservice professionals will be chosen to receive a Queso Sample Box (approximate retail value: $100). Selection preference will be given to foodservice professionals with the ability to make or influence decisions within foodservice operations*.


  1. Register by October 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT to participate in the How Do You Queso? Competition.
  2. Show us your culinary creativity by crafting and photographing your queso creation featuring Land O Lakes® Queso Bravo® Cheese Dip or Land O Lakes® Extra Melt® Cheese Sauce. 
  3. Share your high-resolution photos of the entry – as well as the title and description of your dish – to your public Instagram account, using hashtags #HowDoYouQueso and #landolakesfoodservice and tagging @chefsroll by December 15, 2021.
  4. Judges will review all entries and announce winners on or around January 6, 2022. Judges will be looking at the following criteria:
    1. Land O Lakes® Queso Bravo® Cheese Dip or Land O Lakes® Extra Melt® Cheese Sauce are a featured component of the dish
    2. Plating/presentation/quality of image submitted
    3. Overall dish quality and creativity

*Selection preference will be given to chefs with the ability to make or influence decisions within foodservice operations.


Looking for some queso inspiration? Watch Chef Mikel Anthony show how he uses queso in the Test Kitchen in the videos below.


One Grand Prize Winner will receive :

  • $1,000 cash (payable by check)
  • Custom Meglio Chef Knife – ARV $400
  • Chef’s Roll Apparel Executive Chef Coat – ARV $125

Two Runners Up Prize Winners will receive :

  • $500 cash (payable by check)
  • Chef’s Roll Apparel AP Flour Chef Coat – ARV $35
“How Do You Queso? Grand Prize Winner” Custom Meglio Knife Rendering. Actual prize may not be exactly as pictured.
Chef’s Roll Apparel

Performance Dairy Solutions for Your Kitchen

Land O Lakes® Performance Dairy cheese sauces are a premium product that have been developed to outperform the competition. With consistent performance, incredible versatility and great dairy flavor, these products can be powerhouse ingredients in your foodservice kitchen. Land O Lakes ® Queso Bravo® Cheese Dip and Extra Melt® Cheese Sauce are formulated the same way as scratch-made cheese sauce so that you can rely on delicious flavor and use of quality ingredients every time. People love the taste, too!

Your Partner In and Out of the Kitchen

When you partner with Land O’Lakes, you’re supporting a community of independent farmers who go against conventional business practices to bring you the best possible dairy solutions.

  • We never cut corners. We defy common cost-saving measures, never cutting corners if it means cutting quality. 
  • We invest in what works. Our profits go back to the farmers and families that make the best dairy products in the world — and their collective expertise is what makes that quality possible. 
  • We work to keep communities strong. We know that to keep our independent farmer cooperative thriving, we must go above and beyond in supporting the communities they call home.
  • We are invested in sustainability. For Land O’Lakes, cooperation isn’t just a business model, it’s an approach to everything we do. We are active stewards of the environment, integrating sustainable practices into our day-to-day work and long-term ambitions.

Click here to learn more about Land O’Lakes Foodservice and its extensive product line.

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