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.
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 Today — flex on em. — and are served with house-made beer batter + a side of paprika sauce.
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.
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.
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. 🍔
DYK: It takes 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese curds?