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Cheese curds in NoVA/DC - Please help

Cocinero Cubano Oct 4, 2006 02:20 PM

I'm in need of cheese curd for Sunday evening, but unfortunately have limited time to get them. I know that one of the stands at the Courthouse (N Arlington) Farmers Market has them, but I don't think I'll get up there in time. I also can't make it to the DuPont Market on Sunday morning.

Does anyone know if any of the local WFs or Giants or Safeways or anyone else carry the stuff?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Cocinero Cubano

  1. chowser Oct 4, 2006 04:35 PM

    I've looked for it in NoVa and have not found any. I've had them overnighted from Wisconsin. It's pricey but it was for a friend who really wanted deep fried cheese curds so I did it for her birthday present. I wonder if a place like Global Market (Woodbridge) would carry it. I've never been there but I've heard they have a lot of unusual things.

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    1. re: chowser
      NoVaDog Oct 4, 2006 06:09 PM

      Where is the Global Market in Woodbridge?

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        chowser Oct 4, 2006 06:11 PM

        The Home Depot shopping area, off I think it's Smoketown Road. I've had a lot of people recommend it to me but when I've been in the area, it's way too crowded for me to deal with. There's supposed to be a new store opening in Annadale area, not sure if it's the same store but something similar. I've seen signs for it off the beltway. Someone said it's at the old Hechinger's.

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      TheloniousB Oct 4, 2006 05:04 PM

      They sell 'em at the Farmers' Market in Courthouse. Every Saturday morning.
      --Ooops. Never mind--Just noticed your original post.

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        Cocinero Cubano Oct 4, 2006 05:17 PM

        It's all good. Do you happen to know if any of the curd vendors at Courthouse to go DuPont Circle on Sundays? I may be able to squeeze in a visit to the city; doubtful though.

        Cocinero Cubano

        1. re: Cocinero Cubano
          alopez Oct 4, 2006 06:12 PM

          I think Blue Highland Dairy at the Dupont market usually has curds.

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        PollyG Oct 5, 2006 08:41 AM

        I've seen and bought them at Wegman's, but they weren't fresh enough to be squeaky.

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          becs Oct 5, 2006 01:22 PM

          I've had the same problem with non-squeaky Wegman's curds (although I do enjoy the horseradish flavor.)
          Any thoughts on where to buy fresh curds in Baltimore?

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            Steve Oct 5, 2006 01:31 PM

            The cheese curds at the Arligton Farmers Market are excellent and seem very fresh, but I've never been able to get them to squeak. Either I don't know what the trick is, they aren't really all that fresh (but taste great anyway) or not all fresh curds are squeakable. My lifelong dream of being a cheese curd contest judge is in jeopardy...

            1. MsDiPesto Oct 5, 2006 04:56 PM

              Can you get to the Falls Church City farmers market on Sat morning? There's always at least one cheese vendor with curds there.

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                pollosmoky Oct 6, 2006 06:19 PM

                This may not be helpful at all, but I recently noticed that the A&W at Springfield Mall (of all places) had fried cheese curds on their menu. I can't attest to their quality however, as I was just stopping by for a root beer.

                BTW, the A&W is not in the food court.

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                  chowser Oct 6, 2006 08:29 PM

                  I've bought them for my children and had a bite but that was enough. It tasted like fast food fried mozzarella (why do I have so much trouble spelling that word?). I haven't had the Wisconsin curds that squeek. Even the ones I ordered overnight didn't have it by the time I used them.

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                  Portieowner Oct 24, 2006 03:50 PM

                  Far away from NOVA but I think I have seen them un-fried at the Amish Market on Old Columbia Pike and Rt. 198 in Burtonsville, MD. I don't think they are open on Sunday.

                  I really miss a big basket of salty fried cheese curds and a cold Leinenkugel to wash it down.

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