Cheese curds are a byproduct of the cheese-making process.
They are small, solid pieces of curdled milk that have a mild flavor and squeaky texture.
Cheese curds are popular in the Midwest, particularly in Wisconsin, where they are often served deep-fried.
They can also be eaten fresh or used in dishes like poutine, a Canadian dish made with fries, gravy, and cheese curds.
Cheese curds are a good source of protein and calcium.
They should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within a few days of purchase.