Did you know that Oct. 15 is National Cheese Curd day? If you live in Wisconsin, you should know what a cheese curd is, but in case you don’t they are the curds from the cheese-making process before they are formed into a solid cheese.
At www.eatcurds.com, curds are defined as: “Fresh Cheddar cheese in its natural, random shape and form before being processed into blocks and aged. Curds have a mild taste with a slightly rubbery texture and should squeak when eaten. *Note: Freshness may be lost 24 hours after opening package.”
Curds squeak against the teeth when bitten into, a sound once described by the New York Times as "balloons trying to neck."
Check out our collection that includes recipes, tips on how to do a curd crawl around Madison, the science of the curd, and more!
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