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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No matter how you slice it - or spread it, shred it or cube it - Wisconsin cheese is worth a road trip. Whether goat, sheep or cow; whether swathed in wax, riddled with holes or dotted with cranberries, the Dairy State takes its wheels and bricks seriously. As it should. Wisconsin produces around 26 percent of the nation's cheese, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2018, ...