Must-Try Cheese Curds Recipes

Posted by Sara Chinnock on

If you're a cheese lover like us, you must bookmark these recipes with cheese curds! Cheese curds are often misunderstood as a unique type of cheese, but they are simply a young version of cheddar cheese. They are made by separating the whey from the curd during the cheese-making process, resulting in these delicious, bite-sized treats. 


There's just something about the texture and flavor of cheese curds that makes them irresistible. Whether you're looking for a comforting snack or a delicious appetizer for your next party, these recipes will hit the spot!


Cheese Curd Poutine


  • Step 1: Start by making your homemade French fries by cutting potatoes into thick strips and frying them until golden brown and crispy.
  • Step 2: Next, prepare the gravy by melting butter in a saucepan, adding flour to make a roux, and then slowly whisking in beef broth until thickened and flavorful.
  • Step 3: Once the fries are done, place them on a plate and top with fresh cheese curds, then pour the hot gravy over the top, allowing the cheese to melt and create a deliciously gooey mess.
  • Step 4: Enjoy your piping hot poutine immediately, savoring the perfect combination of crispy fries, savory gravy, and melty cheese curds.


Air Fried Cheese Curds


  • Step 1: Start by setting up a breading station with three bowls: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with breadcrumbs mixed with your favorite seasonings.
  • Step 2: Take your cheese curds and dip them first in the flour, then the egg, and finally the breadcrumb mixture, making sure to coat them evenly.
  • Step 3: Preheat your air fryer to 350°F and place the breaded cheese curds in a single layer in the basket. Cook for 6-8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • Step 4: Once they are golden brown and crispy, remove the cheese curds from the air fryer and enjoy them hot with your favorite dipping sauce! 


Cheese Curd Jalapeño Poppers


  • Step 1: Start by slicing jalapeños in half lengthwise and removing the seeds and membranes.
  • Step 2: Fill each jalapeno half with cream cheese and top with a cheese curd.
  • Step 3: Wrap each jalapeno popper with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • Step 4: Place the poppers on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until bacon is fully cooked.
  • Step 5: Serve hot and enjoy your cheesy, spicy, savory appetizer! 


At Sara's Boxes & Boards, we can help you create a custom charcuterie board featuring a variety of cheese curds, meats, fruits, and more. Contact us today to order your one-of-a-kind board and impress your guests at your next gathering!


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