It’s Curdalicious! Culver’s Bringing Back Its Viral CurderBurger
The "CurderBurger" started out as an April Fool's joke by Culver's last year, but after finding out how much people would like to try a CurderBurger for real, they offered it up as a one-timer last year on National Cheese Curd Day (yes, there really is one).
If, by chance, you're scratching your head trying to figure out just what the hell a cheese curd is, and more importantly, why anyone would be this enthusiastic over them...well, I guess we've got work to do here.
It's Okay That Some People Don't Worship Cheese Curds, Because Plenty Of People Do
Calling cheese curds "Wisconsin's Cheesy Little Secret," WisconsinCheese.com describes cheese curds this way:
These tiny morsels of squeaky goodness are the freshest of fresh cheese - let them sit for 24 hours and "poof" – the magic and the squeak is gone (though truth be told, we'd eat them before that could happen). Cheese curds may have gotten their start as a humble byproduct of the cheesemaking process, but today, cheese curds are a star in their own right. With a texture similar to young cheddar but springy and playful, cheese curds are always ready to party in your mouth. Rock on, baby cheese.
Maybe it's me, but I tend to leave foods that squeak to my dogs.
Enough Cheese Curd History (to last a lifetime), Let's Get To These CurderBurgers And When You Can Get One
In the interests of full disclosure, I should point out that Culver's CurderBurger is basically the same thing as their Deluxe ButterBurger (lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion and mayo), with the difference being a crispy, patty-shaped cheese curd sitting on top of the burger like a crown.
You'll be able to cruise through your favorite Northern Illinois Culver's and grab one (or as many as you can before your doctor intervenes) starting next Wednesday, October 12th, through the end of this month.