First of all I will answer the question of what a cheese curd is: Most cheese curds (at least most of the ones made in Wisconsin) are a cheddar cheese product, but think baby cheddar cheese or newborn cheddar cheese. Cheddar cheese curds are what cheddar cheese is before it is pressed into a block and aged (cheddar cheese you see in your grocery store is aged at least 60 days and up to 10 years for the really sharp cheddar cheeses). You want cheese curds to squeak on your teeth to know they are really fresh. I will hit the store early to meet the **Malcore's** guy delivering the fresh cheese curds (we are talking maybe two hours old and still warm). I love seeing peoples faces and what they have to say when they try them for the first time. "Great taste, but are they spoz to squeak?" You betcha! When we know people from out of state are coming into Wisconsin for the first time we load up on few different flavors of cheese curds. You have your basic cheddar, Dill and Garlic (sound bad, taste great) and hot pepper (I have yet to try this flavor...(Hot peppers and me don't really get along). You can even get fried cheese curds. (First time I heard of fried cheese curds I thought my friends were nuts)...oh so good and still squeaky! I am in charge of the cheese for camping and family gatherings. If I don't bring the Malcore's cheese curds I will get the evil eye from my nieces and nephews (look out for their mom's too :). If you want a flavor party in your mouth with tons of squeaking you have to try Malcore's cheese curds...Tip from Mr Malcore himself...put them in the microwave for 22 seconds for that just out of the vat super fresh warm taste.