Apple Pie on the 4th of July
A favorite of ours is fresh curds from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. The creamery’s farmer/producers are very fussy about quality, and it shows in every fresh batch of cheese curds they produce. Click here to learn more about the curd-making process.
There’s a good chance you’ve tasted Ellsworth curds without even realizing it! Not only are the creamery’s Real® products used by food processors, but its curds are popular among fair vendors. About 400 pounds of curds are deep fried daily and served gooey, hot at the Iowa State Fair in August. Ellsworth curds have also made their way to state fairs in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Alaska.
But why wait for the fair? Road trip this weekend to the Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival. This food-filled event includes a cheese-curd-eating contest plus a parade, bingo, live auction, pedal tractor pull and craft vendors.
Those who are looking forward to spending a weekend at home can fix up an appetizer in minutes like Cheese Curds Wrapped in Bacon, which is featured below.
Looking for ideas to take to your family's annual Fourth of July potluck? Try your hand at making Cheese Curd Apple Pie. More summer entertaining ideas are available online from Ellsworth Creamery.
Cheese Curds Wrapped in Bacon
- 1 bag of fresh cheese curds
- 1 pounds of bacon
- Cook 1 pound of bacon; drain and cool.
- Take cheese curds and wrap with bacon; put toothpick through to hold together.
- Serve as an appetizer; plan for at least 3 per person.