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May 15, 2008 11:50 AM

cheese curds

I've searched the board and most of the threads on this seem old, so I'm posting a new one. Is there anywhere in Manhattan (or anywhere within an hour's drive, really) that sells cheese curds? I stopped by Murray's on Bleecker and didn't see any there. I was just in WI and brought back some garlic + dill curds and would love to be able to get them more than once or twice a year.

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  1. I used to buy these from an Amish farmer at the Union Square market. They are addictive! Not sure if the farmer is still there (I've not seen them on the days I am there) but you could check..

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    1. re: erica

      Really? And do they squeak? I've been hoping for a source for a very long time ...

      1. re: LNG212

        Remember I have not seen this farmers in the past year or two. I think they were named Wengerd but I am not sure of this.

        They were sold in plastic bags and were kind of irregular chunks of cheese..I did not try to make them squeak, I just ate them!! I wish I could find them again, too.

      2. re: erica

        Do you remember the name of the farmer or where he usually set up?

        1. re: rdc

          Sadly, the vendor who sold cheese curds at Union Square is long gone. I sure do miss his goods!

      3. Williams Cheese in Pinconning MI has them and they ship. I know it's not what you asked but if you decide to order they do have them :)

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        1. re: Docsknotinn

          Hey, if there's nothing around and they'll ship it's definitely worth noting. Thanks!

        2. I've gotten them at Saxelby in Essex Market, but Anne doesn't have them all the time. Call to find out.

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          1. There's an indoor market on the lower east side, near the Delancy and Essex Street subway stops, that has a lot of little stalls with meats, fish, veggies, etc. There is a cheese stall in there that sells cheese curds. Very good, though they tasted pretty much like curd-shaped chunks of Monterey Jack Cheese to me. I was just there two weeks ago, though I don't know the name.

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            1. re: Hoc

              That's Saxelby, the place I refer to above.

            2. Try whole foods or trader joes...I've seen them in both locations (but my friends from Minnesota insist that the only way to eat them is fried).