Yellow or white, fried or fresh, seasoned or plain, but always a tasty treat. Wisconsin Cheese curds are usually made from fresh cheddar, mozzarella, or Colby, and yes, they really do squeak when you eat them!
Freshness is fleeting, so it’s best to buy your curds straight from the factory, or somewhere nearby. Below is our A-Z guide along with a couple helpful hints. And remember, you can always get your cheese curds online from our friends at WisconsinMade.com.
A. Arena Cheese Factory – Arena
B. Burnett Dairy Cooperative Cheese Store – Grantsburg
C. Carr Valley Cheese – La Valle
D. Dupont Cheese – Marion
E. Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery – Ellsworth
F. Fennimore’s Carr Valley Cheese – Fennimore
G. Gibbsville Cheese Company – Sheboygan Falls
H. Hook’s Cheese – Mineral Point
I. Ice – Don’t forget to cool your curds to keep them fresh!
J. Joe’s Cheese House – Marinette
K. Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese – Watertown
L. LaGrander’s Hillside Dairy – Stanley
M. Mullins Cheese – Mosinee
N. Nasonville Dairy – Curtiss
O. The Old Fashioned – Madison
P. Pit Stop Bar & Grill – Mosinee
Q. Queasy from dairy? Try goat cheese curds, they’re easier to digest if you’re lactose intolerant. La Clare Farms in Chilton distributes to multiple retail locations.
R. Radloff Cheese Factory – Hustisford
S. Simon’s Specialty Cheese – Appleton
T. Titletown Brewery – Green Bay
U. Union Star Cheese – Zittau
V. Vern’s Cheese – Chilton
W. Widmer’s Cheese Cellars – Theresa
X. X marks the spot for an honorable mention: Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese – Rudolph
Y. Yellowstone Cheese – Cadott
Z. Zesty’s Frozen Custard – Green Bay
Of course no curd conversation is complete without mentioning the ultimate destination for cheese: The Wisconsin State Fair. Each year the fair provides plenty of opportunities to sample the state’s favorite squeaky snack.
For recipes, cheese pairings, and more, be sure to visit our friends at EatWisconsinCheese.com!