This past weekend I was honored to serve as a judge for the 4th Annual Great Pepperoni Roll Cookoff, where I had the pleasure of tasting pepperoni roll renditions from 11 competitors.
Pepperoni rolls have to be one of my favorite foods on the planet and not simply because they are a West Virginia staple. I love how versatile they are and the fact that they can come in all different shapes, sizes and varieties; with or without cheese, stick, sliced or ground pepperoni, soft bread or dense. The possibilities are endless but they are ALL amazing in their own unique way. I mean whats not to love about a hunk of bread stuffed with cheese and meat?!
My fellow judges, Sher Yip and Candace Nelson, and I determined that the winners of the 2018 Great Pepperoni Roll Cookoff were:
*Get ready to drool over the greasy cheesy goodness!*
Sweet Fern – BEST OVERALL
Coops Buns – MOST TRADITIONAL
Atrias – MOST ORIGINAL
1. Atria’s Restaurant Morgantown
2. Fran’s Quacky Duck
3. Emi’s Edibles
Mid Atlantic Market
Tygrat Valley Bulk Foods
The Quacking Duck
Rising Creek Bakery
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