Re Oberweis & Cheese Curds
I see that the Oberweis dairy store on Milwaukee near North Avenue sells cheese curds, a food item I have never before seen for sale. I googled but the only suggestion is to deep-fry the curds, described as "an object of pure cholesterol that squeaks". I don't deep-fry anything: can cheese curds be a part of my life? Tell me about cheese curds. BTW the Oberweis ice cream is very, very good but I haven't been able to find it anywhere else. Has anyone seen it in a supermarket?
yes indeed...cheese curds must be a part of your life! If you don't feel like going through the hassle of deep frying them yourself you can make a trip out to the suburbs to Culver's. They have several locations throughout the midwest and beyond (none in the city that I know of) and they serve fried cheese curd in addition to "butterburgers" and really great frozen custard. Cheese curds can still be a part of your life if you don't want to deep fry them but they are basically what blocks and wheels of cheese are before they are placed in a mold and pressed and aged. This means they are relatively young and fresh and the best ones have a squeak when you bite into them.
Oberweis ice cream is amongst my favorite. It pains me to think of the fat content not to mention the Oberweis political platform yet I return over and over again anyways. You should be able to find pints of some of their flavors in local grocery stores. I know I've seen at at the Jewel on Ashland just north of Diversey. Hope this helps.
Cheese curds are a gift from our dairy friends up north (WI). I've only seen them sold in Door County WI but I assume they are sold throughout the state(?) I know some of the restaurants up there serve cheese curds deep fried but I've never had them that way. IMO they are good right out of the bag, a little nugget of dairy gold.
In Iowa we call them squeaky cheese because it squeaks when you bite them! They are great plain, just out of the bag like chigirl said. I love them and miss them, it's dangerous, you could sit and eat a pound of them without knowing it!
Woodman's grocery stores, which are now in Carpentersville and North Aurora, carry cheese curds all the time. Culver's has a fried cheese curd as does the A&W on Rte. 31 in North Aurora. Curds are a great snack food!