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Sep 6, 2008 02:50 PM

From NY and desparately searching for cheese curd!!!

My fiance and I recently moved here from Upsate NY and are having trouble finding plain ordinary cheese curd. I used to buy from a Mom and Pop meat market up home, and when we lived in KY we could find Hellavagood in the grocery. It was okay, but not quite the real thing. We now live in the Cocoa area, and can't even find that :-( !!
PLEASE help us!! I know that other fellow northerners must crave this as well, and if it is a secret deli somewhere, we promise not to take all of it if you let us in on your secret!!!
Thank you !!!

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  1. I'd also like to get my hands on some to recreate a proper poutine (being from Canada, I get homesick for that country's culinary contribution of the most unhealthy food ever conceived: curds and gravy over french fries).

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    1. re: non sequitur

      I'm not sure about buying just cheese curd, but I know that Dairy Belle in Dania Beach makes poutine. They might be able to tell you where to buy cheese curd.

      Dairy Belle
      118 N Federal Hwy
      Dania, FL 33004
      (954) 920-3330

      Oh, and if you want "the most unhealthy food ever conceived," you should go to El Rey Del Chivito. At the very least, Google "chivito."

      1. re: non sequitur

        Best Cheese Curd in the world, and ship anywhere in the world...
        Cuba Cheese Shoppe
        Cuba, NY

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        1. I've been searching, too. My husband's from Canada, and I fell in love with poutine on the visits we have made to his family. I found this place in Sarasota:

          The only drawback is that it costs a fortune to get fast shipping, and curds are only really good for a couple of days.

          1. I'm in Bradenton and my local Sweet Bay grocery sometimes carries it. Also, some stores will begin to stock an item if there is a special request- doesn't hurt to ask.

            1. Have you found any place that sells cheese curd in Florida yet? I have been here since 1984 and haven't found any, so far. I ended up Googling for NY Cheese curd and found a site that sells it pretty reasonable. The more you get, the cheaper the price per pound. It costs a bit to send, but it's worth it. And you can freeze it, so it doesn't spoil on you. There are other cites as well, but I found the price best at Golden age.

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              1. re: JaneP

                A&W fast food restaurants have lightly fried cheese curds. I've never had them, but they look and sound great:

                They have locations in Melbourne and Merritt Island, according to the website, but you may even find one closer, depending on your zip code. (I estimated 32922 for Cocoa.)