National Cheese Curd Day – October 15

Did you know that October 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 and aged like cheddar.  Cheese curds can be plain or flavored and come in natural, white or a golden yellow.  They are soft and a bit salty with a rubbery texture. Some of the more common flavored varieties are garlic or Cajun.  They are at their best when fresh and “squeaky”.  You know they are fresh when you take a bite and hear the characteristic squeak!   Best if you eat them the day you buy them, but you can also zap them for a few seconds in the microwave.  Take a look around and see how the local Wisconsin cheese companies and area restaurants are celebrating National Cheese Curd day!

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