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ayersian

Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Sun, 01/6/08 2:50 PM (permalink)
We've loved cheese curds ever since first tasting them in Wisconsin -- and could even find good ones living in Maine. We scooped these up from TJ's in CT and were disappointed. They weren't at all "squeaky," even when the microwave directions were followed (which I still don't entirely understand). We did, however, use them for homemade poutine, and they melted fine for that. But I wouldn't buy them again. Maybe AnnPeeples will school us here!
 
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    sizz

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    RE: Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Sun, 01/6/08 3:11 PM (permalink)
     
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      wheregreggeats.com

      RE: Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Sun, 01/6/08 3:28 PM (permalink)
      I think squeaky = fresh ... I saw them too but didn't expect freshness to be a factor.
       
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        ann peeples

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        RE: Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Mon, 01/7/08 8:29 AM (permalink)
        My first thought was why would one have to microwave them to get the squeaky effect??They should be packaged squeaky!!And I guess I would have looked to see where they were made.And alas, even really great curds fresh here in Wisconsin lose their squeak after awhile.Maybe that is what I will send you as a Wisconsin treat!!
         
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          Vince Macek

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          RE: Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Tue, 01/8/08 9:35 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by annpeeples

          My first thought was why would one have to microwave them to get the squeaky effect??They should be packaged squeaky!!And I guess I would have looked to see where they were made.And alas, even really great curds fresh here in Wisconsin lose their squeak after awhile.Maybe that is what I will send you as a Wisconsin treat!!


          From what I read, time is the enemy, and curds naturally morph into cheese. Hey, if you can put them on the plane, I'll be waiting at the runway!
          Probably best if I can find a dairy that sells them fresh here in the Atlanta area. If anyone knows such a place, I'd love to know.
           
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            Davydd

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            RE: Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Tue, 01/8/08 9:46 PM (permalink)
            Sqeak? Here in Minnesota we deep fry those suckers.
             
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              cecif

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              RE: Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Tue, 01/8/08 10:00 PM (permalink)
              I thought they were supposed to squeak!!!

              I have had fantastic curds in Kingston, Ontario...
               
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                Tony Bad

                RE: Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Wed, 01/9/08 12:02 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by cecif

                I thought they were supposed to squeak!!!

                I have had fantastic curds in Kingston, Ontario...



                There are a few good dairies north of that area. Forfar Dairy, north of Gananoque, has a small store out front, and I always pick up a bag or two when up that way. Sadly, they don't keep well. A few seconds, 3 or 4, in the microwave will bring back the squeak, but it isn't a substitute for fresh!
                 
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                  enginecapt

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                  RE: Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Wed, 01/9/08 3:14 AM (permalink)
                  I hear that cats squeak when you microwave them.
                   
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                    sizz

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                    RE: Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Wed, 01/9/08 11:52 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by enginecapt

                    I hear that cats squeak when you microwave them.

                    Jack:.........not if they're well lubricated
                     
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                      mayor al

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                      RE: Trader Joe's Cheese Curds Wed, 01/9/08 12:19 PM (permalink)

                      Oh, You Californian's are so cruel !!
                       
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