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Jan 1, 2011 11:27 AM

Anywhere in North County I can get Cheese Curd

My friend from Canada just sent me like 5 different recipes for different variations of Poutine. The only Ingredient I'm not sure of where to get is Cheese Curd.
This one sound like my favorite
You had chopped chicken on a poutine and you have a Galvaude

o anywhere in NC or SD to get cheese curd?

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  1. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods sell cheese curds in the cheese section. If they're out, try Venissimo Cheese.

    Venissimo Cheese
    754 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103

    1. I think the only thing I've found close to "real" QC cheese curds - fresh, unrefrigerated and squeaky - are from the cheese vendor that is at the LJ Farmer's Market. I'm sure they do other SD markets, but not sure which ones... If you leave these guys out on the counter for the afternoon or overnight, they will relax enough to make a good poutine.
      The other types (TJ's and WF) both have been refrigerated way too long to ever become much more the shape of curds - they never get the right consistency or squeak, no matter how long you warm them up. That being said, if you're too far away (time and space) from the market, I would just buy shredded mozza or mild white cheddar and break it apart. Otherwise, you paying a big premium for the name.