Cheese Curds

Bite-size nuggets of fresh cheese known for the squeak they make when teeth bite into them, cheese curds are a byproduct of cheese-making (leftover pieces when the whey is drained). However, they are such a popular snack that some dairy-country creameries consider them a more significant product than the cheese itself. Extreme freshness is the key to excellence, for within hours of their manufacture the squeak begins to diminish along with the bright freshness of the curd. Even deep-fried cheese curds are best when they start with fresh product, which yields the creamiest insides. But in bars throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota, such nicety is of secondary consideration compared to their goodness as a pop-in-the-mouth snack food to go with beer. Fried curds also are hugely popular at fairs and festivals, where the subtle savor of freshness isn’t nearly as important as the fundamental pleasure of eating hot, salty, fried fat.

Restaurants With This Dish

Roma Sausage & Deli

UTICA, NY

Chubby Muffin

BURLINGTON, VT

Basil’s II

DENMARK, WI

Milwaukee Brat House

MILWAUKEE, WI

Revival

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Monk’s

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI

Discuss

What do you think of Cheese Curds?

Latest Articles & Guides

Where to Eat Breakfast in Pittsburgh | Roadfood Bests

Breakfast in Pittsburgh is especially wonderful It is one of the nation's great breakfast...

Multi-meat BBQ meal
Road Trip: Phoenix to the Grand Canyon | Roadfood Bests

Arizona Road Trip! This three day Roadfood Adventure from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon,...

Roadfood Adventures: Scottsdale to Bisbee, Arizona

Scottsdale to Bisbee, Arizona Roadfood Adventures are not just quests for great food...

Seattle’s Best Hidden Gem Restaurants | Roadfood Bests

Maybe because it is such a coffee Mecca, Seattle also happens to be one of the nation's best...

Roadfood Adventures: Winter Park to Miami, Florida

From Orlando and Winter Park down the east coast of Florida to Miami is a journey of...

Roadfood Adventures: Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama! from Selma – Queen City of the Blackbelt – to Montgomery -- the Heart...

×

Connect with us #Roadfood