The humble cheddar cheese curd. These simple, diminutive, delicious nubs inspire almost evangelical zeal for Midwesterners, Upstate New Yorkers, and Quebecois alike. Cheddar curds are a distinctly North American tradition - beer battered and deep fried in Wisconsin, sprinkled atop French fries and smothered in gravy in Canada, or just snacked on like popcorn. Technically, cheddar curds are primordial cheddar cheese. During the cheddar cheese making process, curds are usually packed into molds, pressed together, and aged, yielding the dense, sharp blocks of cheddar we know and love. When fresh and un-pressed, they are mild, milky, creamy, and just a touch salty with a delightfully snappy texture. 8oz bag.