Thursdays are #Cheese Curd Days.


A quick post today… It’s been a whirlwind week and I just haven’t had time to write. But in honor of the World Championship Cheese Contest held in Madison this week, winners were crowned yesterday, I thought I would share a little cheese curd knowledge with you. 


First of all, Cheese Curds are nectar of the God’s. No really, they are. A curd is infant cheese, it’s the freshest cheese you can get. When you bite into a cheese curd it will squeak like wet shoes on a high school gym floor. Don’t be alarmed, this noise isn’t the curd protesting your advances, a squeaking curd is a happy curd. I like to think that a cheese curd’s squeak is translated as “Yay! So glad I can be the most perfect form of food available. I’m snackable, tasty, fresh and have all kinds of good for you calcium and viatmins, eat me! Eat me now!” …. But maybe that’s just me. 

Unless you live very near a cheese plant here is a day you need to remember when considering purchasing some curds. Thursday. While you can find bags of curds in gas stations and stores just about any day of the week, Thursdays are the day that new, fresh curds go out. Why Thursdays you ask? I don’t know. I probably should, I promise to get on that. If you’re asking why it matters how fresh the curds are, go back and read my first paragraph. A bag of curds that are more than a few days old loose their squeak. While they may still taste good, they have lost a little sparkle by Sunday or Monday. 


Coffee club punch card? Nope, Curd club.

If you’re reading this post from outside of Wisconsin, I’m sorry, you may not ever have a chance to try amazingly fresh curds. Unless you have a cheese maker near you and you can leverage something for some curd or they are a sucker for a sad story. If you are reading this from Wisconsin, good news, today is Thursday. Get on it! 


If you are from Wisconsin you will appreciate how awesome it is to spot this car while at the cheese store purchasing your curds. Proud to be a cheesehead!

7 Comments on Thursdays are #Cheese Curd Days.

  1. The Queen
    March 8, 2012 at 10:47 am (8 years ago)

    Cheese curds ROCK!!! So, if I am to get the freshest and best curds, does that mean you’ll mail me some curds weekly??!! JK, sort of. Seriously, those curds you sent were awwwwsome! They’re hard to find here tho. Must keep searching….:D

  2. Eddie Borst
    March 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm (8 years ago)

    Cheese curds ROCK! I too love the squeak on the teeth. I love the fresh taste but, take cheddar cheese for instance, while cheddar curds are really good they do not compare to a properly aged cheddar cheese. Now for motzerella fresh is just fine and motz curds are the best, basking in all their milky, creamy goodness. Um…..Ah I need to go and take care of my cheese fix. Thanks again Carrie, for another great topic.

  3. Ellen @ Real CA Dairy
    April 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm (8 years ago)

    Love curds! We live not too far from Hilmar Cheese Co. and they sell their curds as Squeakers – Yum!! So glad to have found you via the world of #Twitter! You’ve been added to our blogroll and I’m looking forward to following you!

    • dairycarrie
      April 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks Ellen! I love CURDS and meeting other dairy folk on twitter too!

  4. The Cybernetic Entomologist
    April 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm (8 years ago)

    And if cheese curds were not already perfect enough, when sprinkled over french fries and drowned in brown gravy, you have perfection on a plate. Just ask anyone from Canada.

    • dairycarrie
      April 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm (8 years ago)

      Yum! Poutine!!!!

  5. The Cybernetic Entomologist
    April 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm (8 years ago)

    And if they hadn’t achieved enough food perfection, try them sprinkled over fresh hand-cut french fries, smothered in hot brown gravy. Ask any Canadian.