Baked Cheese Curds are Snack Goals

Baked Cheese Curds are Snack Goals

Fried cheese curds are a never say no kind of treat. At our annual anniversary celebration each May, the line for fried Face Rock Cheese Curds is steady from open to close. And we are beyond excited to be offering fried cheese curds on our year-round menu at our new Coos Bay Village store!

Why are fried curds so magical? Cheese curds are fresh, baby cheddar chunks right out of the vat, which means they are full of moisture, and at their most tender thanks to the high butterfat content of our rich Coquille Valley-sourced milk. When heated at high temps for a short cook time, curds are incredibly meltable and smooth with a perfect cheese pull consistency.

A melted cheese curd being pulled apart

To enjoy a fried curd experience at home, you have a few options. You can indeed batter and fry curds in a fry machine or in a deep sturdy pot on the stovetop, or you can make a baked or air fried version. All will give you a magical experience that will take you away on a melted cheese wave of bliss.

Check out our own recipe for baked curds here. We have to admit we love the easy clean up that comes with a baked version! Use any of our cheese curds to bring different flavors to the table. Go with our spicy In Your Face to kick up the heat, while Vampire Slayer will soothe the most savage of garlic hounds.

a plate of baked Face Rock Cheese Curds

If you want to give frying curds a try, here’s a great tutorial that isn’t too fussy, and has a delicious classic breading.

If you discovered fried cheese curds at a state fair somewhere along the way, the Food Network decoded a yummy state fair version.

Here is a recipe for the air fryer, which is another great gadget for getting more melted cheese into your life.

And once you get the hang of handling fresh cheese and heat, have some fun with it! This version brings in bold Doritos flavors!

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