If there's any celebration you need to make sure you make it to this summer, it's this one. Nobody does cheese better than Wisconsin, especially deep-fried.

Real Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds

6 Ways to Know if Your Squeaky Wisconsin Cheese Curd is Outstanding

You can walk into any conversation about food and bring up fried cheese curds and immediately, everyone in that conversation will tell you what place has the best curds. The state of Wisconsin does not play around with cheese.

Wisconsin makes the best cheese in the world, yes that's my opinion. But If you're in another state eating fried curds, if those curds taste great, I'll bet it says "made with Wisconsin cheese" on the menu.

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Does Wisconsin Have a Cheese Festival?

The answer is yes, and you can't miss it. It's time to put your cheese love on full display. Someone will answer the question,

Can you put yourself in a food coma with fried cheese curds?

Curd Fest 2023 in Madison, Wisconsin

Even the event site's Facebook page knows how to speak directly to your stomach, describing the featured food item as,

delectable, moist pieces of curdled milk: the infamous and incomparable Cheese Curd. Wisconsin's Original Festival of Curds is fun for the whole family, so please join us in appreciating and celebrating the squeaky, savory, gooey glory of those delectable baby cheddar bites.


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For the 10th year, one summer afternoon outside with 100s of other cheese lovers of all ages. And not just cheesy things (but mostly cheesy things):

  • Yard games
  • Balloon twisting
  • Henna
  • Face painting

Live and continuous cheese carving demonstration and sampling featuring Madison’s own Sarah Kauffman a.k.a. “The Cheese Lady”

“The Life of Cheese”, cheese making demonstration with multiple-time “Best Fresh Curd” winner FarmerJohns' Cheese.

And, of course, there will be curd eating contests.

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When is Curd Fest

Curd Fest is Sunday, August 13th from 2-6 pm.

Where is Curd Fest

Curd Fest is happening at Breese Stevens Field, 917 East Mifflin Street Madison, Wisconsin.

Curd Fest Ticket Info

Curd Fest is free for everyone from 3-6 pm. Early entry is $10.

Curd Fest VIP Pass

There is a limited $50 VIP ticket option that includes a four-course cheese and whiskey pairing from 2-3 pm, a 10th Anniversary Curd Fest hat, and private access to the climate-controlled Forward Club for the duration of the Fest, from 1:30-6 pm.

Best Fried Cheese Curds in Madison

Farmer Johns' Facebook
Farmer Johns' Facebook

Squeaky or fried, you'd have a tough time finding a better curd than Farmer John's, mentioned earlier as a multiple "Best Fresh Curd" winner at Curd Fest.

[h/t NBC 15]

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