Local Cheese Curds from Full Circle Creamery

Posted on July 13th, 2013 by Erin | Posted in Notes & News

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On the go this weekend? Pick up some delicious, local cheese curds from Full Circle Creamery! They are on sale this month for $9.99/lb! We now have 5 flavors to choose from: cheddar, on fire cheddar, mozzarella, garlic lovers mozzarella, and tomato basil mozzarella. These tasty little bites make a fantastic quick and easy snack!

Try out one of these ideas to them serve up this weekend!

Curd Dips!
With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s great to have some
simple snacks at hand. Kids of all ages love to dip, so here’s some
great dipping ideas:
Cheddar Curds with Barbecue Sauce
Chipotle Cheddar Curds with Bean Dip
On Fire Cheddar Curds with Sour Cream
Mozzarella Curds with Balsamic Vinegar
Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Mozzarella Curds with Marinara Sauce
Garlic Lover’s Mozzarella Curds with Pesto Sauce

Poutine
• 1 pound of potatoes
• 1 T olive oil
• 2 T butter
• 2 T local flour
• 2 cups of rich bone broth
• Organic tamari sauce
• 1 package of Full Circle Creamery Curds, any flavor
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut potatoes into wedges. Toss with olive oil to
cover. Place on a sheet pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender
and browned.
2. Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan. Whisk in flour and continue to stir
until bubbly. Slowly whisk in broth and stir until thickened and bubbly.
Add tamari to taste.
3. Divide hot potatoes into 4 bowls. Divide package of curds and layer on
potatoes. Pour bubbly gravy on top of curds. Devour with a local craft
beer and green salad.

Pan Fried Curds Pan Fried Curds
• 1 package of fresh Full Circle Creamery Curds, any flavor
• ½ C milk
• ½ C local flour
• One beaten farm fresh egg
• ½ C dried bread crumbs
• Your favorite herbs and seasonings
• 1/4 C butter, coconut oil, or olive oil
1. Heat oil in deep skillet over medium heat.
2. Meanwhile, combine bread crumbs with herbs. Set out four bowls for
milk, flour, egg, and bread crumb mixture. To test if oil is hot enough,
sprinkle it with water. If the water spatters, then it is ready to fry your
curds.
3. Dip curds in milk. Shake off the excess and dip in flour. Repeat for egg
and bread crumbs. Fry until browned turning once.
4. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and a nice mixed green salad.

Cheezy Snack Plate
During playdates, present a snack plate for kids that are having
too much fun to stop and eat a full meal. Here’s some items that I
find work well…
Cheese: Curds, sliced Raw Cheddar or Smoked Mozzarella
Veggies: snap peas, broccoli, carrot, celery, and red pepper sticks
Fruit: in season berries, sliced apples and pears
Meat: salami slices, ham spears, rolled deli-sliced meats, jerky
Dips: Homemade Veggie Dip (Sour cream, pinch of salt, dill,
celery seed, and parsley) and Peanut Butter
Drink: water with citrus slices
Arrange on a platter and present near the play area and walk away. Return after 5 minutes to retrieve empty platter and cups.

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