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Jonereno
04-25-2008, 08:27 AM
Greetings from Wisconsin!

I was first able to listen to this week's podcast this morning (Friday) on the way to work. As you were discussing the chocolates that were sent in, I started thinking to myself that I should send down some cheese - specifically cheese curds. Lo and behold, less than a minute later, there's Julie requesting cheese from Wisconsin!

So... Bob, Kevin and Julie - consider your cheese on its way! It's up to you if you want to share. :rolleyes1

There's a small cheese producer less than 5 miles from my house where I'll picking up your cheese curds tomorrow - the curds are usually so fresh that they're still warm (yummy!). If you have any specific cheese requests (sharp, mild, cheddar, colby, etc.), let me know before Saturday a.m. and I'll see what I can do to accommodate!

calypso*a*go-go
04-25-2008, 08:32 AM
I *love* squeaky cheese (curds)!!! In our neck of the woods we have the Tillamook Cheese factory and no trip to the coast is complete until we've stopped and had an ice cream cone and picked up some curds. Not too good for my diet...but a girl's got to splurge every now and again, right?

wdwowner
04-25-2008, 08:33 AM
Ther is NOTHING in the world that is better than warm cheese curds!:love: :love: :love:

Heaven in every bite! If I only had a cheese factory close by......

The team is sure in for a real treat!!!:goodvibes

Madi100
04-25-2008, 08:41 AM
We live close to the Amana Colonies, and they have a cheese factory there. We love to go and get cheese curds, but I can hardly stand the smell of the place.

Jonereno
04-25-2008, 08:42 AM
wdwowner -

Depending on where you are in the Chicago area, you could be less than 2 hours from my house. That's just a 4 hour commitment (round trip) to get fresh, warm cheese curds. That's a bargain in my book!

wdwowner
04-25-2008, 09:16 AM
wdwowner -

Depending on where you are in the Chicago area, you could be less than 2 hours from my house. That's just a 4 hour commitment (round trip) to get fresh, warm cheese curds. That's a bargain in my book!

My mom was raised in Pulaski, WI, I spent many summers there. The milk from my grandfathers cows went straight to the cheese factory.

I miss those days.......

"When you say WIS-CON-SIN, You've said it all!"

zulemara
04-25-2008, 09:16 AM
Darn, you beat me to it! I'm from La Crosse, home of the world's largest 6 pack and world record for most bars on one street. Maybe they want some beer to go with that cheese?:rotfl2:

When I was at Disney as a CP, the two things I missed most in terms of food was friday night fish fry and cheese curds. This time I'll be plenty prepared with my own stash when I go down in January!

AuroraJae
04-25-2008, 10:46 AM
Thanks so much!!!! They all sound great to me!:goodvibes

Jonereno
04-25-2008, 11:03 AM
You're welcome, Julie. Just a small 'thanks' for all the :rotfl2: you've given to me during the last couple of years of listening to the podcast.

Jonereno
04-25-2008, 11:11 AM
Darn, you beat me to it! I'm from La Crosse, home of the world's largest 6 pack and world record for most bars on one street. Maybe they want some beer to go with that cheese?:rotfl2:


I think that the beer would be appropriate for the Corey 'care package'!::yes:: Maybe some Sprecher?

zulemara
04-25-2008, 11:26 AM
I think that the beer would be appropriate for the Corey 'care package'!::yes:: Maybe some Sprecher?

how about spotted cow?

carelo
04-25-2008, 07:36 PM
Cheese curds??? I used to go to Wisconsin several times a year (for work:sad2: ) and I never had them. Sounds like I really missed out.

pklein09
04-25-2008, 07:37 PM
I think that the beer would be appropriate for the Corey 'care package'!::yes:: Maybe some Sprecher?

Maybe this could be a "Core" package?!? Okay... that was a long way to go for a laugh... (a groan maybe?)

My wife and I were the ones who sent the chocolates. It wasn't much really. However, I feel like we got our own segment! Too bad no envelope. :rolleyes:

At least we have a shiny new sponsor plaque. All we need now is a new tag from the tag fairy and our dreams are complete!

Thanks p-cast team! Y'all rock! (Corey & Julie, was that the correct use of "y'all"? I'm a northerner!)

GBShorts
04-25-2008, 08:17 PM
wdwowner -

Depending on where you are in the Chicago area, you could be less than 2 hours from my house. That's just a 4 hour commitment (round trip) to get fresh, warm cheese curds. That's a bargain in my book!
You're close to me then... We could be neighbors and not even know it! :D

I'm in big ol' Raycilla...

Jonereno
04-25-2008, 08:23 PM
You're close to me then... We could be neighbors and not even know it! :D

I'm in big ol' Raycilla...

I'm a little farther north: Sheboygan county - truly the land of cheese and brats!

IWISHFORDISNEY
04-25-2008, 08:34 PM
That is so nice of everyone to send the things down to the team.

What exactly is a cheese curd? Just wondering. I live on the east coast and have never herd of them. Thanks.

wdwowner
04-25-2008, 09:20 PM
That is so nice of everyone to send the things down to the team.

What exactly is a cheese curd? Just wondering. I live on the east coast and have never herd of them. Thanks.

Here you go....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheese_curds

Paul in CT
04-25-2008, 09:25 PM
Ther is NOTHING in the world that is better than warm cheese curds!:love: :love: :love:

Heaven in every bite! If I only had a cheese factory close by......

The team is sure in for a real treat!!!:goodvibes

My DW and I lived in Neenah, WI for a couple of years in the late '70's. We LOVED the deep fried cheese curds served at the local bars, too. They were great with the Wisconsin beers like Heilmann's Old Style or Special Export. :goodvibes

GBShorts
04-25-2008, 09:35 PM
I'm a little farther north: Sheboygan county - truly the land of cheese and brats!

Shevegas!!! Howdy, neighbor! :wave2: Did you survive the storms today?

If you haven't ever had cheese curds to those reading, might I strongly suggest you make a road trip this summer to the great white north. Not only can you get some primo cheese curds while here but you can also visit the STATE FAIR!! ;) Talk about the apex of amazing Wisconsin Junk Food! ;)

cream puffs, 29 foods on a stick, corn on the cob, deep fried everything (including veggies), cheese curds, elephant ears, funnelcakes, foot long corn dogs...

Oh the list goes on. ;)

IWISHFORDISNEY
04-26-2008, 04:37 AM
Thanks everyone for the cheese curd info. I have to say I might be a bit freaked out by the texture but otherwise they sound good. 29 foods on a stick sounds very interesting. (Coming from a corndog lover) LOL. We have those on the Eastern shore along with our jumbo lump crabcakes. Mmmmm.

ndmommy
04-27-2008, 07:57 PM
Yum! Nothing better than squeaky cheese curds. That is unless they are battered and fried. :thumbsup2

lugnut33
04-27-2008, 09:26 PM
I'm from Wisconsin and just finished eating a chunk of brick cheese. I love all cheeses. I could run over to Monroe and send you some Limburger cheese?

GBShorts
04-27-2008, 09:39 PM
Yum! Nothing better than squeaky cheese curds. That is unless they are battered and fried. :thumbsup2

I started referring to it on VMK as Peep cheese because you can't say curds...

of course now you can't say cheese either but whatever.

Went to Culver's today. Should have had some fried curds but I wasn't that hungry!

winotracy
04-28-2008, 04:24 AM
Greetings from Wisconsin!

I was first able to listen to this week's podcast this morning (Friday) on the way to work. As you were discussing the chocolates that were sent in, I started thinking to myself that I should send down some cheese - specifically cheese curds. Lo and behold, less than a minute later, there's Julie requesting cheese from Wisconsin!

So... Bob, Kevin and Julie - consider your cheese on its way! It's up to you if you want to share. :rolleyes1

There's a small cheese producer less than 5 miles from my house where I'll picking up your cheese curds tomorrow - the curds are usually so fresh that they're still warm (yummy!). If you have any specific cheese requests (sharp, mild, cheddar, colby, etc.), let me know before Saturday a.m. and I'll see what I can do to accommodate!

Cheese curds are the best! And it's so much fun sending them to people who have never had them before.

Thanks so much!!!! They all sound great to me!:goodvibes

You could have just asked Julie! We're heading down to WDW tomorrow, I could have brought some with me :goodvibes

I'm from just outside of Madison but grew up in Central Wisconsin. The Rudolph cheese factory was our favorite place to go. We could watch them make the cheese curds.

safetymom
04-28-2008, 05:51 AM
Ok, I never heard of cheese curds. Could someone explain them?

ghost1000
04-28-2008, 06:04 AM
I'm from Wisconsin and just finished eating a chunk of brick cheese. I love all cheeses. I could run over to Monroe and send you some Limburger cheese?


Oh I'm jealous - in the south no one has ever heard of Brick cheese - we have to order a batch from Baumgartners a couple of times a year to reconnect with the "old country."

lugnut33
04-28-2008, 07:34 AM
Oh I'm jealous - in the south no one has ever heard of Brick cheese - we have to order a batch from Baumgartners a couple of times a year to reconnect with the "old country."


Baumgartners still makes a limburger with onion sandwich. And I've seen people eating it, but not me!! I'm not that adventurous.

wishspirit
04-28-2008, 07:45 AM
God this is my thread from hell!!!

I told you, you Americans are obsessed by cheese!!!! :scared:

:lmao:

Jonereno
04-28-2008, 10:52 AM
Ok, I never heard of cheese curds. Could someone explain them?

wdwowner earlier posted this link to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheese_curds

It's a good explanation, but I can't agree 100% - the curds are still good (actually, excellent) for a number of weeks - they just lose their 'squeakiness'. Curd snobs (if you can believe there is actually a class of people that are 'curd snobs' :eek: ) visit the cheese factories around here between 10:30 a.m. and noon, when the curds are pulled from the curd/whey separation process and they're still warm.

GBShorts alluded to 'fried' cheese curds. Yes, it is true, we'll deep-fry anything up here, including cheese. They're crunchy on the outside, with gooey cheese on the inside. She also mentioned that she went to Culvers, which is home of the 'ButterBurger' (www.culvers.com, if you want to look it up). Yes, we do know how to give out heart attacks in little portable devices up here. :scared1:

dpuck1998
04-28-2008, 11:00 AM
I started referring to it on VMK as Peep cheese because you can't say curds...

of course now you can't say cheese either but whatever.

Went to Culver's today. Should have had some fried curds but I wasn't that hungry!

Man those are GOOD!! Too bad I'm dieting or I can eat those by the pound!!

winotracy
04-28-2008, 02:03 PM
We had deep fried Oreos and Twinkies at the Cranberry Festival in Warrens one year. Oh and deep fried snickers bars. Not a fan of the deep fried sweet stuff.

kab407
04-28-2008, 02:10 PM
We had deep fried Oreos and Twinkies at the Cranberry Festival in Warrens one year. Oh and deep fried snickers bars. Not a fan of the deep fried sweet stuff.

My arteries are clogging just reading this!

dpuck1998
04-28-2008, 02:14 PM
GBShorts alluded to 'fried' cheese curds. Yes, it is true, we'll deep-fry anything up here, including cheese. They're crunchy on the outside, with gooey cheese on the inside. She also mentioned that she went to Culvers, which is home of the 'ButterBurger' (www.culvers.com, if you want to look it up). Yes, we do know how to give out heart attacks in little portable devices up here. :scared1:

Humble plug, my best friend up here in MI owns two culvers...goto Culvers...support my friends....its good!!

froggy5657
04-28-2008, 02:52 PM
My mom ordered a cheese kit. I believe it was Ricky Carol or someone like that. It is really fun it includes all the stuff you need to learn how to make cheese.

lugnut33
04-28-2008, 04:07 PM
God this is my thread from hell!!!

I told you, you Americans are obsessed by cheese!!!! :scared:

:lmao:

Umm, if you'll notice most of the people posting their allegiance to cheese are from Wisconsin, which is the Dairy State.