By Lisa Arrell · 5/2/2016
What is a cheese curd, anyway? Curd just doesn’t sound like something I want to eat. In short a cheese curd is “young” cheddar cheese in its natural state before being aged.
The curds are popping up all over – in deli shops, specialty stores, and recently in grocery stores. Their flavor is mild, but can differ in taste depending on the process in which it was made. It has about the same firmness and density as cheese, but with a springy or rubbery texture. Fresh curds squeak against the teeth when bitten into, a defining characteristic due to air trapped inside the porous material. So these curds are often known as squeaky cheese.
I don’t know if it’s because they squeak, because they’re a relatively “new” phenomenon to most of us, or if they simply have a great flavor (people I know who’ve tried them rave about them), but there’s no denying they’ve become a mainstream food item, most often enjoyed as a snack.
Some curds are flavored with herbs and spices, or dipped in batter and deep-fried. Here at Kitchen Kettle Village in our new Aged & Cured, we have a variety of luxury cheese curd flavors. Pair them with some flavored olive oils from The Olive Basin or with some unique flavors of jams or jellies from the Jam & Relish Kitchen for an extra special treat!
So who really eats cheese curds? Well … apparently lots of people, including me. Do you?
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