Weekend Giveaway: Panini Press {SwissLane Dairy Farms Tour} – CLOSED

Swiss Lane Dairy Farms Tour

I’ve got a really fun giveaway for you today! Thanks to the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, a few weeks ago I got the chance to tour SwissLane Dairy Farms. I joined a group of local bloggers and had a blast checking out the beautiful countryside, saying hello to the cows, and meeting and talking with 4th generation owner Annie Link. The farm was founded in 1915 and now has around 2000 cows that are milked daily. It was really cool to see how things are run on a modern dairy farm, and especially to be reassured that even in a fairly large operation like this one, the cows are very well taken care of. Everyone we met from the Oesch family (the original founders) had a huge sense of pride in their farm and it was so fun to take a tour and hear more about Michigan’s dairy industry. Β We even got to go on a hayride and bottle feed some baby calves, a definite highlight!

Swiss Lane Dairy Farm Tour

This calf is only 45 minutes old!

Swiss Lane Dairy Farm Tour


After the tour we were treated to a wonderful lunch of warm soup and paninis hot off the panini press. Is it bad if I say that was my favorite part? πŸ™‚ We were encouraged to build our own paninis and they had some wonderful options set out for us. I had a turkey, brie, and raspberry jam panini and I am seriously still thinking about how good it was! And of course we had milk as well, set out in the cutest little milk bottles.

Swiss Lane Dairy Farms

How would you like to win your very own panini press?? Thanks to the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, I get to give away a Cuisinart GR-11 Griddler 3-in-1 Grill and Panini Press!

Giveaway is now closed. The winner was comment 47, Kelly G. Congratulations Kelly!!panini

picture from Amazon


Also included in the giveaway is a really cool grilled cheese cookbook, an apron, and an insulated Got Milk cooler bag.

To enter, leave a comment on this post letting me know what your ultimate panini would include. You can get an extra entry if you “follow” my blog in some way (like What Megan’s Making on Facebook, follow me on Pinterest, or sign up for blogΒ emails). Leave an extra comment letting me know you follow the blog in one of these ways and you’ll get an extra entry. πŸ™‚

Giveaway ends Friday, November 22nd at midnight. Good luck!!


p.s. You can also follow the United Dairy Industry of Michigan on PinterestΒ or Facebook!

*This giveaway is sponsored by the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I have never had one, but I do believe it would have to include cheese! πŸ™‚

  2. My ultimate panini would include: Roast beef (my favorite meat!!), Provolone, Ranch mixed with Louisiana Hot Sauce!! Cows are my absolute favorite animals and would decorate my house in them, if my husband would let me!! I follow you on Facebook!! Looks like you had a great time at the dairy farm!!

  3. My panini would roast beef. Muenster cheese. Cole slaw, Mustard. On a Portuguese roll.

  4. Hi Megan. I have been following you for a few years and have enjoyed making and sharing your recipes. Your pix are great! My ultimate panini would be a roasted turkey, brie, and arugula with cranberry walnut relish served on rosemary and onion italian bread.

  5. ham, swiss cheese, jalapeno
    I follow by receiving emails

  6. Hi Megan
    Enter me please! I already receive your email updates and I now like you on Facebook and follow you on Pinterest πŸ™‚

  7. I would like a ham and cheese panini. I have never had one though.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. I do get your post by email also.

  9. I love a panini with turkey, bacon, pepper jack cheese and honey mustard!

  10. I like you on Facebook.

  11. Turkey, artichoke spread, fontina. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

  12. I would make chicken breast with pepperjack cheese, lettuce and mustard.

  13. My ultimate panini would include turkey or chicken, lettuce, tomato, avocado, a balsamic dressing or honey mustard and aged Vermont sharp cheddar cheese!! Yum!!

  14. I follow the blog and Facebook and Pinterest. πŸ™‚

  15. Definitely fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers and pesto!

  16. I can’t say that it’s ultimate but it’s my ohio in me pregnancy craving! Trail bologna and swiss with a little mayo panini pressed.

  17. I follow via email πŸ™‚

  18. Hi Megan. I’m your ultimate follower. I’ve been wanting a panini machine forever. I’m partial to having an Italian style panini that would include pavalone cheese, salami, prosciutto ham, and a smashed meatball w sauce. All this on an Italian roll. Served with a side of olive salad. YUM I can taste it now!

  19. Ultimate fan following you on all media. You are my “go to girl”for inspiration

  20. Mine would be grilled portabella mushrooms with garlic havarti, tomato jam, and grilled onions.

  21. My ultimate panini would be prosciutto, brie and fig preserves! I love the combination of sweet and salty πŸ™‚

  22. My ultimate panini would be a caprese — tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil. Yum!

  23. Turkey, grilled portobello slices, provalone, pesto, and oven roasted tomatoes on a tangy sourdough would be my perfect panini!

  24. I’m now following you on Pinterest πŸ™‚

  25. My panini would have spinach, roasted red pepper, turkey, and an herb goat cheese! Maybe with some olives for a salty kick.

  26. I follow you on Facebook.

  27. I would like to try a panini with turkey, cream cheese, and cucumber. The combo is amazing cold, but I wonder how it would taste heated.

    I follow your blog, like you on FaceBook, and follow you on Pinterest. You have great ideas and recipes!

  28. My ultimate Panini would include tomato, basil, and mozzarella!

  29. I LIKE you on Facebook

  30. I follow you on Pinterest

  31. Apple and White Cheddar with Dijon/Butter Spread on Cinnamon-raisin Bread! Would love to win this!

  32. Oh, and I follow you on Pinterest and subscribe to blog emails.:)

  33. I like a panini that has turkey, swiss, spinach, onions, mustard, and mayonnaise.

  34. I have never owned nor have I used a Panni. But if I owned one, I would be making something with Swiss Cheese (cause I love Swiss cheese!) and ham, maybe with some salsa fresca! I would love to win this and try it out on my family!

  35. Definitely must have lots of melts, gooey cheese, maybe some ham, & some mild pickled pepper rings… Oh, yum!

  36. I follow your log on Facebook, by email, AND on Pinterest!

  37. My ultimate panini would be pastrami, corned beef, some swiss cheese a little kraut and some mustard. Totally yummy!!!

  38. I made a panini once that was absolutely fantastic — it had grilled sliced chicken, bacon, tomato, red onion, and an avocado smash/spread. (I think that was all that was on it? I can’t remember for sure). It was SO GOOD. My panini maker died though so I haven’t made it since.

  39. I follow you on Pinterest, Facebook, & Twitter!

  40. My ultimate panini would be tomoato mozzarella ham and pesto.

  41. I follow your blog over email.

  42. I love munster, turkey, and french fries!

  43. I follow you on facebook!

  44. I follow you on pinterest!

  45. I follow you through email!

  46. Roasted pork, avocado, green salsa and gobs of cheese πŸ™‚

  47. Turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce in the Panini…YUM

  48. I also follow your blog via email.

  49. My ultimate panini would be turkey stuffing cranberry sauce and a little gravy

  50. I’m an email subscriber

  51. I like you on Facebook

  52. I follow on Pinterest

  53. I follow by email

  54. My dream panini: turkey, provolone, lettuce, cranberry sauce and pickle slices………..yummmmmm

  55. I would love to make a panini with brie and turkey.

  56. I follow you on Pinterest.

  57. I signed up to receive emails.

  58. I honestly just love ham and cheese!

  59. Oh I so love Panini, I think my ultimate dream Panini would be, Chicken breast that was marinated in Italian dressing, then pounded extremely flat. Grill the chicken breast about 3 minutes on each side. Slice some heavy texture country Italian bread, and slightly coat each piece with a rich honey-butter. Slice a good provolone cheese about a 1/4 inch thick. Layer your bread, a slab of your grilled chicken, your slice of cheese sprinkled with a good Tuscany seasoning, cover with baby spinach leaves and diced heirloom tomatoes mixed with a tsp of Ranch dressing, another slab of chicken and top with your final slice of bread.

  60. I follow you by email.. Thanks !!

  61. Rare roast beef, provolone, spinach, and creamy horseradish! Yum!

  62. I like pesto mozzarella and tomato.

  63. I follow you on pinterest.

  64. I like you on Facebook too.

  65. Hi Megan, I subscribe and my husband always asks, “What’s Megan Making today?”

    My ultimate panini would be turkey, pesto, chevre, thinly sliced red onions, and an in-season ruby red tomato.

  66. I would love a ham and cheese panini.

  67. I’d make a grilled cheese with ham panini.

  68. I’m an email subscriber! aleksa91 hotmail com

  69. I would like a turkey, muenster, and cranberry panini. Yum

  70. I follow you on Pinterest, Facebook, and follow your blog through Feedly.

  71. My first sandwich would be Tavern Ham, Baked Turkey and Swiss Cheese with Grey Poupon Mustard. Yum!!!

  72. I follow you on Facebook, Pinterest and get your Blog emails (love them all!!!)

  73. Would love to win. My ultimate Panini would be turkey tomato spinach and feta. Yum.

  74. I also follow your blog via email and facebook. Thanks for the extra entry!

  75. If I won this I would make a turkey and cranberry panini. I follow you on fb and email.

  76. My favorite panini has turkey, spinach, pesto mayo, and provolone.

  77. I follow you on Facebook and get your emails.

  78. my panini would be eggplant, portobello mushroom, mozzarella cheese and roasted red peppers all drizziled with balsalmic vinegar and olive oil I follow you via fb and email.

  79. My ultimate Panini would be a crispy bacon, smoked turkey, and cheddar Panini with fresh tomato and mayo. I know, basic but still one of my favorites.

  80. Turkey, cranberry sauce and cheddar cheese

  81. Turkey provolone spinach tomato and anything else I could find πŸ™‚

  82. Gooey melted mozzarella, chicken, spinach, and balsamic!

  83. I follow you on Facebook and Twitter

  84. My ultimate panini would include smoked turkey, pesto, gouda cheese, deli style mustard, and hot sauce on a whole grain bread. Delicious!

  85. I follow you on facebook and pinterest.

  86. I’d smother my panini with cheese of course! And add some tomatoes, avocado, onions, slices of chicken and maybe some bacon!

  87. I’m an email subscriber! I love that I never miss a new recipe.

  88. Ohhhh…a coffee shop I used to go to (now closed) would make this delicious chickem, pesto, fontina, and onion jam Panini that was seriously amazing!

  89. I subscribe to your emails, follow you on FB and Pinterest!

  90. This would be great! I’ve looked at these for some time. I think my first Panini on this would include pesto, turkey, Monterey jack cheese, and tomato. Mmm.

    I also subscribe to your e-mails and enjoy those very much!

  91. i love love love turkey & swiss paninis with a honey mustard sauce! heavy on the cheese πŸ™‚

  92. i follow your blog on facebook πŸ™‚

  93. My ultimate panini is ham with olives Swiss cheese and argula

  94. I follow you on Facebook where I am Margot Core.

  95. My ultimate Panini would include broiled tofu, some kind of fancy cheese, caramelized onions and sundried tomatoes. I’d put it on sourdough bread.

  96. I signed up for your emails. Thank you very much!

  97. My dream panini would be filled with muenster cheese, tuna fillets and black olives!

  98. email subscriber

  99. I think my favorite panini would include spinach, tomato, and some sort of fresh white cheese, like mozzarella! So yummy. πŸ™‚

  100. I just followed you on Pinterest, and already follow you on Facebook and get your blog emails. Love your posts, and love that you’re from Michigan, too! πŸ™‚

  101. My ultimate panini would have Brie cheese, prosciutto, grainy mustard, and a tiny bit of raspberry jam. I have know idea if it’s be good or not, but I love those flavors! Also, any panini with roasted broccoli. πŸ™‚ I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest as well!

  102. Hmmm… I think it would include avocado, turkey, cheddar cheese, pickles and some spicy mayo…. yum!!! oh maybe tomato would be delish!!

  103. I think a mozzarella and tomato panini would be delicious.

  104. I follow you on Pinterest

  105. Tomato, mozzarella, almost any type of thinly sliced Italian meat -sounds great to me!

  106. I follow you by e-mail!

  107. The ultimate panini…hmmm. Mine would included about 4 cheeses, avocado and probably some sprouts (to balance out all that cheese!).

  108. My Ultimate Panini would be one made with organic roasted vegetables, like carrots, tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash with pesto, fresh spinach and a mild provolone on a rustic country bread.

  109. Turkey & Smoked Gouda, with tomatoes and mayo.

  110. Follow you on Pinterest

  111. Mine would have turkey, avocado, and salad greens!

  112. I get your blog e-mails!

  113. My ultimate panini would include turkey, Brie, apples and a little apple butter. Yum!

  114. I would like Thanksgiving panini – turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberries or some veggies.

  115. I get your newsletter, follow on Facebook and Pinterest.

  116. My ultimate panini would be cheddar cheese, sun dried tomatoes, pesto and spinach.

  117. I would do cranberry/turkey combo with some kind of white cheese, but if I had a panini press, I would definitely explore different combos!

  118. I would make a great sandwich with a meat or meats- with bacon for sure, cheese- Colby, a bit of sweet honey and jalapenos. Sounds good to me. Thanks for having a giveaway! Darcy

  119. I follow you on facebook and through email.

  120. I think a turkey club Panini made with smoked turkey, peppered bacon, fresh tomato slices on sourdough bread and a nice melty cheese (Swiss maybe!) sounds good. Thank you!

    Those baby calves are so cute!

  121. I follow you on facebook.
    (Sharon O.)

  122. Goat cheese, I love goat cheese! Roasted red peppers, a beautiful portobello, and goat cheese on a mild sour dough bread. Never had it but in my head it tastes so good. I am salavating as I type.
    Megan I am a fan. I follow you on Pinterest and check your blog several times a week to see when you have a new post. Thanks for all you do.

  123. my ultimate panini would have grilled chicken with some sort of spicy southwest sauce!

  124. I subscribe to your email also. thanks!!

  125. I love tomato, mozzarella, basil paninis!!

  126. I “like” you on Facebook πŸ™‚

  127. My ultimate panini would be a cuban sandwich.

  128. I subscribe via email.

  129. My favorite panini is a chicken caprese: grilled chicken, pesto, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes!

  130. Yum! I’m looking forward to a turkey and cranberry panini post thanksgiving.

  131. Follow you on Newsify, Pinterest, and Facebook πŸ™‚

  132. My ultimate panini would include chibata bread, honey roasted turkey, spinach, tomato, mozzarella, a little bit of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil!!! Yummmm I can taste it now! πŸ™‚

  133. I also follow you on FB, LOVE your recipes πŸ™‚

  134. A turkey and cheese panini would have to be my fav. I follow you on FB!

  135. A panini with brie and pear would be absolutely delicious. Or just something as simple as a cheddar, tuna, tomato panini. Yum.

  136. I follow your blog on facebook!

  137. My ultimate panini would have fresh mozzarella cheese and sun dried tomato pesto on chibata bread. Also, I’ve been following your blog on Facebook for almost two years.

  138. My ultimate panini would include mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, avocado, and fresh basil leaves!

  139. I follow you on facebook, Pinterest, AND email! (That’s how much I love your recipes!)

  140. Muenster cheese. Fresh tomatoes and basil leaves.

  141. I follow you on Facebook.

  142. I would love to try to make Panera Bread’s Chipotle Chicken with chicken, bacon, montery jack and sharp cheddar cheese, chipotle sauce and mayo!!! I make a grilled ham and cheese in a skillet for the hubs but the panini would be to die for. I’ve followed you on Facebook and so far everything I’ve made off your blog I’ve loved them all!

  143. Turkey, bacon,avocado

  144. I follow you on facebook.

  145. A cool grilled cheese of course! Actually that is what I would use it for as I love grilled cheese even the old school standard made with regular old sandwich bread and Kraft singles.

  146. I follow you on Facebook and LOVE all of the yummy recipes you post! My ultimate panini would be ham, bacon and Swiss cheese with horseradish mayo! Yum! Thank you so much for including us all in your life and adventures!

  147. I would love a panini with goat cheese and roast beef.

  148. I follow you on Facebook! =) Let’s see, The ultimate panini…probably loaded with just about everything. But I think roasted bell peppers, onions, some fresh basil, fresh mozzarella cheese on a ciabatta bun would be delish!

  149. I have had a yummy panini on my mind lately because it’s one that I make with Thanksgiving leftovers! Hopefully coming to the blog soon πŸ˜‰ It’s turkey with swiss and cranberries. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest too.

  150. I think ham and Swiss cheese would be delicious!

  151. I had a panini press that I loved and .used all of the time….it was broken in a move aI have never been able to replace it πŸ™ My fave panini is avocado, swiss a smear of pepper onion relish and my moms chicken salad. Sounds odd….but that sandwich will change your life!!

  152. My ultimate panini would be turkey and swiss cheese with a homemade spicy cranberry sauce.

  153. Ham mustard pepper jack cheese
    thanks for the giveaway

  154. likeu on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  155. A basic panini with turkey and swiss would be my pick…

  156. I follow you with automatic emails for each post πŸ˜‰

  157. Cheese and lots of veggie a and of course guacamole. πŸ™‚

  158. Mine would be caramelized onions, mushrooms sauteed in garlic and butter, spinach and swiss cheese! Oh, my goodness…yum!

  159. I follow you on Facebook, too

  160. The ultimate Panini would be: Grilled chicken that has been marinated in Italian dressing and a few spices, sautΓ©ed bell peppers and onions with melted Swiss and provolone cheeses on top of a mayonnaise smeared ciabatta roll.
    Please enter me, I also follow your blog through email!!!!

  161. I follow you by email!

  162. Mine would be the “green goddess” – Pesto, avocado, mozzarella and goat cheese or basically anything from here:
    P.S. I follow you on FB – extra entry please!

  163. That is a hard decision, but I am fairly certain it would be turkey or chicken, basil, tomato, and tons of mozzarella cheese! Yummy!!

  164. And I follow you on facebook!!

  165. I LOVE ham & cheese!

  166. I follow you on Facebook!

  167. I also follow you on Pinterest!

  168. AAANNNDDDD I get emails so I can see your blog posts!

  169. A Dessert Panini: Two slices of lemon pound cake filled with cream cheese and raspberry jam.

  170. Brie, pear & pumpkin butter on oatmeal bread.

  171. I follow you on Pinterest.

  172. I follow you on Facebook!!

  173. I just saw a recipe for a turkey and cranberry panini that I’d love to make – if I had a panini press!

  174. I follow on Facebook!

  175. I follow on Pinterest too!

  176. I would make a turkey, bacon, swiss cheese panini with avocado and onion! πŸ™‚

  177. Liked on facebook

  178. Following on pinterest πŸ™‚

  179. Just e-mail subscribed πŸ™‚

  180. Yum, a panini sounds so good right now! So many options….turkey, brie, spinach, apple slices, and a little mustard would hit the spot right now.

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