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Querencia Mar 17, 2007 07:54 PM

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?

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    khainajr Mar 17, 2007 08:40 PM

    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.

    1. chigirl71 Mar 18, 2007 07:40 AM

      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.

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        shu.girl Mar 18, 2007 02:46 PM

        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!

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          LikestoEatout Mar 19, 2007 04:00 AM

          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!

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