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