According to the nursery rhyme, Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet and began to eat her curds and whey. For anyone growing up outside of North America, they could be excused for never quite knowing exactly what a curd is. That is, of course, until they visit French Canada.
Cheese curds are pieces of fresh cheddar cheese before they are processed and aged into the more common varieties found on the supermarket shelf. With a mild flavour and rubbery texture, fresh curds squeak against one’s teeth when bitten into, creating quite an unusual dining experience.