Q. I TRIED ONE AND IT SQUEAKED WHEN I BIT IT. DID I HURT IT?

A. You cannot hurt a Cheese Curd. Fresh curds squeak against your teeth when you bite into them. It's their way of saying "hi." After twelve hours or so, they lose their squeak, even if they're refrigerated (For a couple of days, a couple seconds in a microwave can restore their squeak.).

Q. I'VE LOOKED ALL OVER AND CAN'T FIND A CHEESE CURD THE SIZE OF MY HEAD. WHY NOT?

A. Cheese Curds are about the size and shape of peanuts and they like it that way. Every block of Cheddar cheese you buy is made up of these smaller curds that have been pressed together and aged. Only a lucky few Curds break from the pack to become the little, random-shaped rascals we know and love.

Q. WE MOVED TO THE MOJAVE DESERT AND CAN'T FIND ANY CHEESE CURDS. MUST WE MOVE BACK TO WISCONSIN?

A. The short answer is yes. Cheese Curds have to be very fresh to be really good. That means they don't go far from home. The top place in the world to find Cheese Curds is Wisconsin. More specifically, in retail stores operated at cheese factories. For the location of a Cheese Curd near you, go to the "Find Curds" section on this site.

Q. WHY ARE CHEESE CURDS YELLOW? WHY CAN'T THEY BE PINK OR CHARTREUSE?

A. An excellent question. Cheese Curds get their yellow color because they want to grow up to be Cheddar cheese. Some tend toward orange or even white. But I'm sorry, I have not seen pink or chartreuse. And I don't ever really want to!

Q. THIS IS EMBARRASING, BUT WHAT DO CHEESE CURDS TASTE LIKE? I'VE NEVER HAD ONE.

A. Ahhh, you have so very much to look forward to. Cheese Curds have a very mild, salty flavor. They are cool and moist, not dry and crunchy like their distant, distant cousin, the Cheeto. Cheese Curds can come in flavors like Garlic, Spicy Cajun, Taco or Mild Ranch. No reason to be embarrassed, just relax and enjoy.