DEC.8,2022— It ain't easy being cheesy, but students in Mrs. Hoven's Middle School class hope it will lead to an award. The class recently entered the "Mac & Cheese Challenge," a competition coordinated by the New York Agriculture in the Classroom's Dairy in the Classroom program.
Students in the class spent time developing a recipe, and then created marketing for their product. Mrs. Hoven’s class chose a bacon and parmesan mac and cheese recipe!
The class is up against students in Pre-K through 12th grade in New York. The classes are split up into different divisions based on school level (Elementary, Middle, High School).
The top prize for each division is $250, though the top three winners all receive a monetary prize, plus a cheese making kit valued at $150.
The competition is more than just about making a mac and cheese, it’s also a chance to learn more about the dairy product industry in their community. According to the state, the challenge "reinforces core curricular concepts in math, science, ELA, and expose students to career opportunities in our food system."
Winners will be announced on Dec. 22.