What Are Cheese Curds, Exactly?

Cheese curds are a byproduct of the cheese-making process.

They are small, solid pieces of curdled milk that have a mild flavor and squeaky texture.

Cheese curds are popular in the Midwest, particularly in Wisconsin, where they are often served deep-fried.

They can also be eaten fresh or used in dishes like poutine, a Canadian dish made with fries, gravy, and cheese curds.

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Cheese curds are a good source of protein and calcium.

They should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within a few days of purchase.

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