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Get Your Hands On This Exclusive Cheese Pig

Is there any other food duo more indulgent than pork and cheese? Probably not.

And that’s why we want to introduce you to the Cheese Pig, courtesty of Bosscat Kitchen and Libations.

The Cheese Pig is made up of a four-cheese stuffed biscuit, topped with decadent barbecue pork jam and a velvety four-cheese caramel.

We can’t wait to devour this gut-busting treat, but there’s only one place to get it.

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations created this exclusive, tasty concoction for Foodbeast’s OOZEFEST 3, an all-you-can-consume cheese and beer festival taking place on Saturday, October 14, at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana.

So if you want to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind deliciousness, visit oozefestival.com for more information and tickets.

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A Gooey Gouda Blanket Envelops This Cheesy Tri-Tip Empanada

Crispy cheese blankets are conveyors of some mouthwatering flavors. The gooey cheese’s taste is intensified by getting caramelized on the grill, which develops another layer of texture to add some extra crunch. On its own, a cheese blanket is an irresistible morsel. Take that cheese blanket, make it out of Gouda, and wrap it around a gooey tri-tip empanada, and you’ve got a oozing mouthful of deliciousness.

Orange County-based food truck Tri Tip Man is putting their signature smoked meat into cheese blanket-wrapped empanadas for OOZEFEST, Foodbeast’s all-you-can-consume beer and cheese festival. Apart from the tri-tip, you’ll find bacon, more Gouda, and candied jalapenos inside to match the massive layer of Gouda that warmly envelops the fried pastry. It’s definitely a dairy overload, but the different ingredients inside provide smokiness, heat, and sweetness that balance out the rich flavors of the cheese and give you a dynamite bite.

tri-tip empanada

Those interested in trying out this melty, cheese-wrapped empanada for themselves should head to OOZEFEST’s website to acquire tickets to the cheesy food fest.

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Cheeseburger Egg Rolls Are The Perfect Portable Fast Food Snack

Southern California restaurant The Kroft has impressed Foodbeast fans in the past with their Cheeseburger Fries, a crispy and twisted tribute to the iconic American fast food item. Their team is back at it once again, utilizing cheeseburger egg rolls to turn the classic sandwich into a deep-fried, portable snack delicacy.

While The Kroft’s previous burger spin dish featured the flavors of BBQ and Bacon, these egg rolls stick to the classic flavors of a cheeseburger: beef, onion, pickles, and American cheese. They all get wrapped up and sent to the deep fryer for a unique, crispy, and cheesy experience.

cheeseburger egg rolls

If you’re down to try some dope cheeseburgers in egg roll form, you’ll have to come check out The Kroft’s exclusive item at OOZEFEST 3, Foodbeast’s all-you-can-consume cheese and beer festival. Burgers and beer are a tried-and-true pairing, and you’ll easily be able to score some brew at OOZEFEST 3 to wash these cheeseburger egg rolls down with.

Tickets are still available for the cheesy, boozy festival at the OOZEFEST website. Make sure to snag some if you want in on this next-level take on a cheeseburger.

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Here’s Where To Catch These Deep-Fried PIMENTO CHEESE Balls

Over the years, we’ve noticed one ingredient pairs best with cheese above all: MORE CHEESE. So what could go with a bed of baked macaroni and cheese? Perhaps a deep-fried ball of pimento.

Lucille’s Smokehouse created these deep-fried pimento cheese balls served on a heaping helping of mac and cheese. To compliment the crispy sphere of molten pimento cheese, the baked macaroni and cheese is made with pimento, bacon, smoked peppers, and onions.

Boy, we sure don’t envy the lactose intolerant right now.

The Pimento Ball Mac Dish was created exclusively for OOZEFEST, Foodbeast’s third annual all-you-can-consume cheese and beer festival. The cheese festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14.

For more information or to purchase tickets head to oozefestival.com.

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The Cheese Pulls On These Mini Bolognese Pies Are Ridiculous

Bolognese is a classic Italian sauce that originated in, well, Bologna, Italy. While usually drenched over noodles, a bakery is giving it an Australian twist for the third annual OOZEFEST in Santa Ana, California.

Pie Not: The Aussie Style Bakery is taking the meaty bolognese, stuffing it inside a mini pie, and drowning it in more cheese than you’d expect to fit in such a tiny vessel.

The pie crust is freshly made, then loaded with the bolognese, which consists of Italian sausage and marinara sauce. After topping it with a healthy helping of mozzarella, the top crust encloses it, creating a cheese pull that will force you to put your hands up like a bank robber says so.

Pie Not will be handing out these pies to all VIP guests for OOZEFEST at the MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, California. For more information on vendors or to purchase tickets, please visit www.oozefestival.com.

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This Cheesy Chicken-Stuffed Waffle Cone Is Going To Crush Appetites At Oozefest

If you love chicken and waffles, then get ready for Bruxie’s latest creation. By now, we’ve seen Bruxie work its magic when creating limited-time menu items that instantly become fan favorites.

With that in mind, Bruxie is about to deliver a never-before-seen savory treat to feed the cheese-hungry crowds at FOODBEAST’s third annual ALL YOU CAN CONSUME beer and cheese festival, on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The Kickn’ Chick N’ Cheesy Waffle Cone is just as delicious as it is photogenic. Here’s the deets: A savory waffle cone, stuffed with Bruxie’s spicy fried chicken tenders, and topped with spicy buffalo cheese. So, grab some tickets, and get in line. Currently, this cheesy, crispy chicken-stuffed cone will only be available at OOZEFEST this Saturday.

This year’s OOZEFEST is shaping up to be the cheesiest one yet and will be going down at the MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana, Saturday Oct. 14. For more information on vendors, or to purchase tickets please visit www.oozefestival.com.

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Don’t Miss This Spam Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese At OOZEFEST This Weekend

For the last three years, FOODBEAST has celebrated the start of fall in the best way possible, by throwing a giant ALL YOU CAN EAT + ALL YOU CAN DRINK cheese festival, with dozens of the most exclusive food vendors in Southern California, craft brewers and more.

You can’t have an all-you-can-drink festival without some legit craft breweries, that’s why FOODBEAST enlisted the help of well-known Orange County brewers like Green Check, Smog City and Firestone Walker, all bringing something exclusive to this year’s venue.

Now in its 3rd year, OOZEFEST has become somewhat of a national holiday for SoCal foodies, and this year is no different.

This year’s festival is already shaping up to be one of the most exciting — and definitely the cheesiest — festival to date, and the excitement is just beginning.

On top of all the awesome food vendors and exclusive items, FOODBEAST and KING’S HAWAIIAN have teamed up to bring you a special treat for this year’s festival.

Behold, the Spam Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese. A grilled cheese made with dijon mustard, arugula, sliced chicken breast, provolone cheese, and pan-fried Spam, all on grilled KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet sliced bread.  

In addition to the KING’S HAWAIIAN sandwich booth, FOODBEAST will also be hosting a KING’S HAWAIIAN grilled cheese eating competition on stage, where the winner will be awarded a custom KING’S HAWAIIAN trophy.

So come join us on Saturday, Oct. 14 at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana for all the fun, festivities and of course — CHEESE. Get your tickets here.

If you can’t make it to OOZEFEST, here’s how to recreate this sammie at home.

Ingredients:

2 slices King’s Hawaiian Original Sliced Bread

2 slices provolone Cheese

½ block of SPAM, cut in half (2 quarters)

2 slices of deli sliced chicken breast

4 oz salted butter

1 oz Dijon mustard

2 oz vegetable oil

Optional: 6 leaves of Arugula

Step 1
Sauté SPAM on low heat with vegetable oil until golden and crunchy.

Step 2
Build sandwich with slices of cheese, SPAM, chicken, Dijon mustard and optional arugula.

Step 3
Heat medium sized sauté pan on medium heat. Place butter in pan and allow butter to brown slightly. Place sandwich in melted butter and swirl pan so all the bread gets buttered.

Step 4
Cook until first side is golden. Flip sandwich and again allow all the butter to be absorbed by bread. Apply a second pan on top of sandwich to slightly flatten sandwich. Lower heat to low and wait for sandwich to become golden brown. Remove from pan and let cool before eating.

Photos by Peter Pham


Created in partnership with King’s Hawaiian

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ZPizza Has A New Meaning For The Term ‘Wake & Bake’ And It’s Delicious

For years, the term “wake and bake” has been used to describe a very specific activity.  While the term might stir up a bit of controversy, Southern California- based pizza chain, Zpizza, is pairing the eyebrow raising adage with an exclusive, limited time breakfast pizza that will literally make you want to Wake And Bake.

It’s starts with Zpizza’s signature dough, that’s topped with melty mozzarella and cheddar, roasted Yukon potatoes, and bacon. Still, there’s one element that truly takes this Oozefest item to the next level — it’s topped with a poached egg.

This take on breakfast is so good that it might leave you with your eyes red. But, keep in mind that it’s only available at Oozefest 3, FOODBEAST’s third annual All YOU CAN CONSUME BEER & CHEESE Festival Saturday, Oct. 14.

For more information on OOZEFEST, or to purchase tickets head to www.oozefestival.com. Zpizza fans can use code “wakeandbake” at checkout for $5.00 off tickets!