Contestants are asked to create a sandwich recipe, using any or all of the three nominated cheeses, together with any carrier suitable for toasting, plus other ingredients of the contestant’s choice:

Mexicana® – Dare you try it? A fiery mix of bell, jalapeno and chilli peppers carefully blended with Cheddar and a secret mix of Mexicana® spices.

Jarlsberg – Made to a secret recipe using only the purest milk for a smooth distinctive and rounded taste. Incredibly versatile and keeps its flavour when melted.

Applewood – A traditional West Country Farmhouse Cheddar with a rich smoky flavour and delicate aroma, perfectly finished with a dusting of paprika.

Those shortlisted are:

Darren Fenner, Pumphouse Cafe - Toasted Flatbread Tandoori Chicken Cheese Melt

Stephen Jordan-Bird, JB Food Solutions Ltd - Pulled Beef and Mexicana Cheddar Melt

Stewart Parker, BH Live - THE Daddy Mac

James Levey, Adelie Foods - Truffle Pig Stack 

Abby Banwell, FSC Group - Sweet Apple Pie Grilled Cheese Toasty