Fried cheese curds are one of the most common ways to serve them. They can either be breaded or fried on their own. Without breading, the outside tends to retract slightly, leaving a harder crust of its own. With breading they tend to melt slightly inside rather than curl. This is a great way to serve cheese curds to those who have never tried them before.
Some people like a little stretchiness to their pizza topping cheese. Curds are one of the best ways to do this. When melted they have more elasticity than many other cheeses. The best type for this would likely be mozzarella, but don’t let convention stop you from experimenting with your cheese curds. a cheddar topping for a pizza is just as tasty some days!
Curds & Salad
Another great way to serve your curds, is to chop them up and serve them in a salad. They often complement the textures of the dish better than cubes of cheese do. They also can easily be melted before you add them without losing their consistency, like a cube of cheese would. If you are going for a big salad, you may not even want to chop the curds up.
Cheese curds also taste amazing in many dipping sauces. You may want to consider just serving a platter of curds next to a favored sauce. Some favorites include barbecue, ranch, and marinara sauce, but again, don’t let convention weigh you down. Other salad dressings, mustard, or even your own specialty sauces could strike a guests fancy when the fantastic cheese curd is presented.
There are many dishes where you might add olives, chicken slices, or other garnishes. Even drinks like Bloody Marys and martinis have these embellishments. While it may seem strange right off, cheese curds are a perfect alternative, and can soak up, and complement the flavors found here very nicely. The beauty of cheese curds is just how versatile they are with any dish, and can defy most cheese stereotypes.