If you're a fan of cheese curds, then this is a "must-do" event for the summer.

Beer Battered Wisconsin Cheese Curds with Dipping Sauce

What Is A Cheese Curd?

Though I think most people living in and around Rockford are familiar with cheese curds I don't want to assume.

According to wisconsincheese.com, 

Crunchy on the outside, warm cheesy goodness on the inside – that's what makes the fried cheese curd practically perfect in every way.

Experiencing Cheese Curds For The Very First Time

It's funny because I didn't discover cheese curds until I was in college. I've always been a big fan of cheese. When I was a kid, I would eat plain cheese sandwiches. Plus, my family would travel up to Wisconsin all the time. So, it seems kind of strange that I never had them earlier in my life.

I went to Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. My hang out was the Pub II. That's where I experienced cheese curds for the very first time. On their menu, they're called fried cheese balls. It was definitely "love at first bite."

Ever since I've been a big fan.

On The Quest For The Best Cheese Curds In Illinois & Wisconsin

Now, my mission is to find the best cheese curds in Illinois and Wisconsin. Let's be honest you can find some tasty ones in the "Land of Lincoln," but they are really a Wisconsin "thing." To truly find the greatest then you must travel beyond the "Cheddar Curtain."


The Ultimate Cheese Curds Event In Wisconsin

If you're a fan of cheese curds then I definitely recommend taking a trip up to Eau Claire, Wisconsin this summer. They are hosting a cheese curds crawl. Think about how much fun a bar crawl is, now just add this delicious appetizer at each stop.

According to the Visit Eau Claire Facebook page,

Ready to take your love of cheese curds to the next level? The FREE Curd Crawl Pass was made just for you, featuring over 15 restaurants with the best cheese curds in the region.

For more info, HERE.

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