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Spice Up Your Summer Sandwich - the Sixth Annual Mezzetta Make That Sandwich Contest 2013 is on Now

Spice Up Your Summer Sandwich - the Sixth Annual Mezzetta Make That Sandwich Contest 2013 is on Now
Napa Valley, CA, June 26, 2013 --( Mezzetta® Specialty Foods, America’s favorite producer of imported and domestic peppers and olives, is challenging sandwich lovers, home cooks and food bloggers across the country to submit their recipe for “The Best Sandwich Ever” in the Sixth Annual Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest. The grand prize winner will receive $25,000, while two runners-up will each win $1,000.

“We believe in sharing joy through food,” said Jeff Mezzetta, President, “and the Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest does just that. We’re encouraging food lovers and cooks from all over the United States to think up the most vibrant, exciting and flavorful sandwich creations and share their inspiration and recipes with us, as well as family and friends.”

Whether you're at the beach, heading to a picnic, hosting a barbecue, or just don't feel like cooking in the heat, the humble sandwich is truly the perfect summer meal. But you can kiss those boring ham and cheese sandwiches goodbye. With Mezzetta olives, peppers, and spreads, it's easy and fun to add flavor and joy to any summer sandwich.

Exciting ingredients like Mezzetta Tamed Jalapeno Peppers will add the right amount of heat to any BBQ “sammy,” and contestants can get inventive with open-faced sandwiches or Panini using the popular Mezzetta Peperoncini and Feta Spread or Basil Pesto. The possibilities are endless.

Contestants can enter the Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest at Each original sandwich recipe will be judged and evaluated based on originality, use of Mezzetta products, ease in preparation and taste. Entries are being accepted from today through Labor Day (September 2, 2013).

The 2012 winner of the Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest, Michelle Wiederhold of Phoenix, Arizona, impressed judges with her “Croque Mezzetta” sandwich and took home the $25,000 grand prize. A unique sandwich creation, Michelle’s Mezzetta twist on a Croque Monsieur combined thinly sliced deli ham, grated gruyere cheese, Mezzetta Chimichurri Sandwich Spread, Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Golden Greek Peperoncini and Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Roasted Bell Pepper Strips on white sandwich bread and topped with a decadent Mornay sauce made with Mezzetta® Deli-Sliced Golden Greek Peperoncini and Mezzetta Crushed Garlic.

With over 100 different specialty food products, the Mezzetta family offers a huge variety of great sandwich partners including olives, peppers, unique spreads and a variety of sauces. With just a twist of a jar, Mezzetta will transform an average sandwich into a vibrant and delicious masterpiece.

More information on the Mezzetta Make that Sandwich contest is available at Online entry began on Memorial Day (May 27, 2013) and will close on Labor Day 2013.

About Mezzetta Specialty Foods: Having a long history that began in 1935 in San Francisco’s historic North Beach District, Mezzetta® is a specialty food producer best known for being America’s favorite brand of domestic and imported peppers and olives. Mezzetta Specialty Foods was founded by Giuseppe Luigi Mezzetta, an Italian immigrant who started the business selling specialty food items imported from Italy. Jeff Mezzetta, his great grandson, now runs the company from a new facility in the United States culinary capital, Napa Valley. The Mezzetta® family includes three distinct brands that represent a wide variety of regional culinary specialties made from wholesome, quality ingredients and authentic recipes. Based on a rich Italian-American heritage spanning four generations, Mezzetta® is committed to delivering flavor, convenience, and value to today’s health-conscious consumers. For more ideas to spark your imagination, please visit

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