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It’s National Cheese Curd Day! Here’s Where to Celebrate

Celebrate this important holiday with fresh, local cheese curds.

THERE’S NO DOUBT that cheese curds are a treasured staple item in Wisconsin. Celebrate National Cheese Curd day this year by getting a taste of some fresh, local cheese curds in the area.

1. Lakefront Brewery


Lakefront Brewery will be serving cheese curds from their CurdWagon between 4-8 p.m. Just for the holiday, all of their specialty cheese curds will be available. Treat yourself to some cheese curds and relax on their Riverwalk patio. 

Some of their specialty curds include VOTE Curds 2020, red and blue curds with sparkles and Garlic Ranch; Korean BBQ Curds, ginger, wasabi and Korean BBQ battered curds with sesame seeds, chives and lemon ginger aioli; Apple Crisp Curds sweet battered with fried apples, caramel and oatmeal crisp toppings and more.

Lakefront will also be offering dine-in or takeout from 4-9 p.m., although there will be limited seating. Click here to make a reservation.


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2. Clock Shadow Creamery

138 W. BRUCE ST. 

Clock Shadow Creamery is an urban cheese factory that produces a  variety of fresh, local and artisanal cheeses. Some of their cheeses include Quark, fresh chèvre, cheddar and Mexican style cheese.

The original homemade cheddar cheese curds are known for their squeaking sound, and were created at Cedar Grove Cheese, Clock Shadow’s founding partner.

Want to know why they squeak? Learn more about the cheese curd production process, the history of cheese making and try some samples through a guided tour. Cheese factory tours are $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12 years old. Tours are normally 30 minutes long and are offered every half hour between 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Book a tour online, or call 414-273-9711.

3. Culver’s


Culver’s cheese curds are made using fresh, un-aged yellow and white Wisconsin cheddar cheese, deep-friend to golden brown.

From now until the end of October, enter to win Culver’s cheese curd sweepstakes. The grand prize includes a year of free cheese curds, an exclusive Curdis merchandise collection and more. Daily prizes from the sweepstakes include other items from the Curdis collection, such as the Curd Nerd Puzzle, coffee mug, sticker set, beanie and blanket.

4. AJ Bombers

1247 N. WATER ST.

Although mostly known for its burgers and beer, AJ Bombers sells delicious cheese curds as well. Try some of their fresh Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds, which are served with a chipotle ranch sauce for $6.50.

5. Wisconsin Cheese Mart


Visit the Wisconsin Cheese Mart for some samples of fresh cheese, beer or local coffee at the attached Brüdd Cafe. You can be sure to find a cheese of your liking at the Wisconsin Cheese Mart with their countless cheese options based on type, flavor, milk type and more.

The cheese mart also offers various white or yellow cheddar cheese curd combinations.

6. Black Sheep

216 S. 2ND ST.

Try Black Sheep’s truffle parmesan and chive cheese curds. These curds are vegetarian and gluten free, and are seasoned with white truffle oil, parmesan and chives.



Skyler Chun is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is currently a sophomore at Marquette University studying Journalism and Digital Media.