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Talk curdy to me: 5 places to get mouthwatering cheese curds

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Nothing gets Wisconsinites going more than a good cheese curd. There’s just something about that squeaky, deep-fried delicacy that’s so cheesy on the eyes. 🧀

Every day in Wisconsin is a good day for cheese curds + we’re featuring some of Madison’s favorites so you can plan your own curd crawl.

Liliana's gluten free cheese curds

Liliana’s gluten free cheese curds | Photo via Chef Dave Heide

Liliana’s

Some of the crispiest, most mouthwatering curds in Madison, and they’re gluten free. They’re made with Farmer John’s cheese, 5 different non-wheat, vegan flours, are fried in dedicated gluten-free fryers + served with a side of cajun ranch made from scratch. If looks curd kill… 👀

The Old Fashioned

Located in the heart of Madison on the Capitol Square, the Old Fashioned’s cheese curds were voted best cheese curd in Wisconsin by USA Todayflex on em. — and are served with house-made beer batter + a side of paprika sauce.

Heritage Tavern

Bacon. Wrapped. Cheese. Curds. Read that again. This meat-lover’s dish is served with three different dipping sauces — buttermilk, carrot gochujang + truffled fish sauce. Sweet dreams are made of cheese.

Graze cheese curds | @grazemadison

Graze cheese curds | @grazemadison

Graze

Also on the Capitol Square, Graze uses Hook’s cheese curds + tosses them in a vodka batter, keeping the curds light and crispy. Served with a house-made buttermilk ranch, the lighter batter makes you want to dunk them even more.

Tipsy Cow

These curds use Spotted Cow beer batter — making them truly unique to the state — seeing that Spotted Cow beer is only sold in Wisconsin. 🍺

And coming soon to Madison is Culver’s Curderburger. What started as an April Fool’s joke is now going to be a real thing starting Fri., Oct. 15 (National Cheese Curd day), thanks to a petition to make it happen. Enjoy the soon-to-be giant fried cheese curd on a bun. 🍔

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