Contestants may choose either, or all, of these three Norseland cheeses to create their recipes, together with ingredients of their 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.

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

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


Initial entries will be selected by a panel of judges to go forward into one of five regional heats, where the contestants will be invited to make their pizzas in front of a judging panel.

The category winners from each heat will go forward to compete in the final, at Olympia. The head judge at the final this year will be celebrity chef Theo Randall.

The winners of each category and the Overall Pizza Chef of the Year Award winner will be announced at the PAPA Awards Dinner on the evening of 16 November 2017, held at the Lancaster London hotel and they will receive a cheque for £500, a trophy, plus considerable publicity (individual category winners will also receive trophies).