The idea for the Grilled Cheese Curd Sandwich came to me a couple days after I made the Poutine Burger. I still had some white Cheddar cheese curds left and was all set to make myself a regular grilled cheese when I decided to add the remaining cheese curds to the sandwich as well.
I started my grilled cheese off the same way you’d begin with any grilled cheese, by buttering two pieces of bread. Instead of just putting one or two pieces of cheese in between the two slices of bread though I added a layer of orange sharp Cheddar deli cheese and topped that with a layer of white Cheddar cheese curds before adding even more sharp Cheddar cheese to the top of the sandwich. As the cheese started to melt, the orange Cheddar cheese started filling in all the gaps between the cheese curds creating the perfect blend of cheese.
The addition of cheese curds to what would otherwise be a normal grilled cheese sandwich definitely added a nice contrast of not only tastes, but textures as well since the cheese curds didn’t melt quite as much as the deli cheese did. In a way the sandwich kind of reminded me of the Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt, only a whole lot tastier.
LunchboxJuly 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm (12 years ago)
KayleeJuly 18, 2011 at 7:44 am (12 years ago)
Ok. I love your blog and follow it religiously. But I was just wondering…what exactly is a cheese curd? I’m originally from Cleveland, Ohio and now live in Chicago. I have never spent an extended amount of time in Wisconsin or any of the middle-of-the-country states and am therefore unfamiliar with the “cheese curd” haha:)
NickJuly 18, 2011 at 10:16 am (12 years ago)
Hey, thanks for reading! Cheese curds are kind of just really fresh little chunks of cheese that have a more rubbery texture than regular cheese.
Jacobus MaximusJuly 3, 2018 at 5:41 pm (5 years ago)
Cheese curds “are the solid pieces of curdled milk… [they] are made from fresh pasteurized milk in the process of creating cheese when bacterial culture and rennet are added to clot the milk. After the milk has been pasteurized, the result is a mixture of whey and curd. This mixture is then cooked and pressed to release the whey from the curd, creating the final product of cheese curd.”
If you’re ever in Oregon, you should drive to the Tillamook Creamery. They have the best cheese curds ever.
The Hot Dog DaddyNovember 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm (9 years ago)
Genius, I going with it at the taste testing party.