October 15th is National Cheese Curd Day! Cheese curds, small pieces of either white or yellow cheddar cheese from Wisconsin, are deep fried and become golden brown and crispy.
National Cheese Curd Day was launched by Culver’s in 2015 to celebrate this tasty and light snack. The company was founded and operates in Wisconsin and is a popular chain of fast food restaurants in the Midwest. The company decided to set aside a whole day for people to enjoy and celebrate the cheese treat.
In honor of this day, here are some interesting facts about cheese curds:
- In the 1100s, the Celtic song “Visions of MacGonlannee” mentions cheese curds.
- In 1840, Wisconsin became popular for the production of cheese due to its rich agricultural land.
- By 1922, there were over 2800 cheese factories in Wisconsin.
- Cheese curds are made from cheddar cheese and come in either yellow or white.
How to take part
On National Cheese Curd Day, share your experience on social media. If you have tried cheese curds for the first time, write down and share your emotions with others. Visit Wisconsin, the state where the celebration of this day began. Stop by Culver’s and buy some cheese curds, bring them home, and treat friends and family. You can also try to cook the dish yourself according to one of the recipes, and perhaps add some zest to it!
When is National Cheese Curd Day celebrated in 2023?
National Cheese Curd Day is observed on October 15 each year.