National Cheese Curd Day at Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
Presented by Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery
MANITOWOC, WI – Celebrate National Cheese Curd Day with Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center and Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery. This event takes place Saturday, October 15, from 9am to 1pm at Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Manitowoc.
Guests can participate in a blind taste test of six different cheese curd flavors, enjoy fried Ellsworth cheese curds in the Wisconsin Café, and learn how cheese curds are made. The first 150 people to visit Farm Wisconsin on October 15 will receive a free two-ounce snack pack of Ellsworth cheese curds.
“This is a great partnership with Ellsworth,” says Patty Lehn, Farm Wisconsin’s executive director. “We love to showcase Wisconsin’s diverse agriculture—and provide a great experience for our guests, in the process.”
Access to the National Cheese Curd Day event is included in regular admission to Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center.
National Cheese Curd Day was first recognized in 2015 as a day to celebrate the tasty treat, as well as the dairy farms and creameries producing them. Cheese curds are produced when the curd is separated from the whey in the cheese making process. They are then stacked and pressed repeatedly, this releases the moisture and gives the curds their unique texture.
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery is located in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, which is known as the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin. Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery produces all of their cheese using milk from 250 Wisconsin family dairy farms. Their over 100 years of experience has allowed them to produce world famous cheese curds and artisanal cheeses in a variety of flavors. Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery cheese is available for purchase on their website, their on-location store, and at the Farm House Store at Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center.
Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art, interactive agricultural education center located in Manitowoc County. Farm Wisconsin connects visitors’ curiosity to the wonder of Wisconsin agriculture and provides guests with a better understanding of their food sources and their importance. The center features 10,000 square feet of hands-on learning opportunities and a birthing barn where visitors may watch calves being born daily. The center was named one of Time for Kids’ World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019.
Regular Farm Wisconsin admission rates are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for youth 3-18. Children 2 and younger are admitted free of charge. Farm Wisconsin members are also admitted free of charge. To inquire about membership or other offerings, visit farmwisconsin.org.