Cheese Curds- the Secret Ingredient

Cheese curds are a silent achiever as they comprise many of our favourite dishes across the world without us knowing. These heavenly cheese bites are made from curdled milk pieces, are roughly the size of peanuts and add a mild cheddar flavour to any meal. Cheese curds have a rubbery texture that makes them squeak and are as tasty on their own as they are with herbs, garlic, and spices.

The squeak of each bite is the sound of the perfect snack as adults and children alike have fallen in love with the cheesy delight. They are extremely versatile, not just as a finger food, but also as substitute ingredients for a variety of recipes. Moreover, they’re at their healthiest when eaten raw as a quick snack or added topping. Because of their growing popularity, we have highlighted some of our favourite cheese curd dishes below to give your menu a spark:

Vegan Pizza and Pasta. 

Pineapple on pizza seems to be the divisive cultural issue amongst foodies across the globe. However, we can all agree that cheese has an eternal home in the Italian delicacy as well as pasta. If you are looking to add a point of difference to your pizza menu, cheese curds are a delicious replacement or addition to mozzarella and parmesan.

In addition to this, cheese curds are a great source of conjugated linoleic acid which helps promote weight loss. Because they are packed with minerals that are crucial to our diet, you can pick up that extra slice without hesitation and incorporate them into more of your fan favourites.

Veggie Omelette with Feta Cheese and Spinach

Cheese curds accentuate the flavour of any omelette and particularly pair well with spinach and feta cheese. The right amount of cheese curds with this delightful breakfast is sure to start your day with a flavourful boost. Even without the feta, cheese curds serve as a nutritional replacement and can still maintain the taste required from the most important meal of the day. 

Feta cheese has traditionally brought this meal together but cheese curds deliver the same result with a mild cheddar twist for a range of palates. It is worth noting that cheese curds made from milk substitutes give the same springy and rubbery texture.  This makes them a viable and effortless addition to a vegan omelette while delivering the same flavour and presentation.

From breakfast through to dinner, cheese curds present as the perfect ingredient to enhance many of our in-house favourites. Cheese curds have earned popularity through their creative application as well as their flavour. Between bacon wrapped cheese curds, cheese curd stuffed meatballs, sandwiches and hash browns, cheese curds are in high demand and are slowly being revealed as the secret ingredient in many of our traditional and new favourites. 

As Australia’s leading dairy provider to the food services industry, please contact Pure Dairy for more information about how to get the best Australian cheese curds for your restaurant.