What is Squeaky Cheese?

…the healthiest, most wholesome cheese

Squeaky Cheese is the perfect name for young, mild cheddar, commonly known as cheese curds. As the title implies, this delectable treat ‘squeaks’ in its own special way when you chew it. Combined with its slightly salty flavor, Squeaky Cheese is a taste experience your palate won’t soon forget.

The origin

This style of cheese originated in the province of Québec in the 1960’s. At the time, local dairy farms had surplus milk, and they needed to use it for something. Cheese-making, it turned out, was the ideal solution.

All cheese is made from curdled milk, and Squeaky Cheese is no different. The main difference between cheese curds and the traditional blocks of cheddar you see in the grocery store is age and whey content.

After curdling milk to form chunks of cheese, our cheese-makers add salt to form Squeaky Cheese. To make cheddar, the remaining curds are pressed to remove excess whey, and then aged for at least 30 days. At that point, we flash freeze individual curds so chefs and cheese-lovers everywhere can serve the squeakiest, most authentic and delicious cheese curds.

Why buy Squeaky Cheese?

Here are four great reasons


When cheese curds are formed, they are cut into small cubes, which are then salted. The combination of salt and continuous baking acts to make these chunks rounder, transforming them into all kinds of fun and wonderful shapes.

Once the curds are formed and cut into smaller pieces, salt is added to the curds to act as a preservative, enhance flavour and remove moisture.

Yes. It’s an excellent source of dairy protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. These have positive affects on everything from bone and tooth formation to metabolism and healthy skin.

The beauty of Squeaky Cheese is that it’s so versatile. It can be enjoyed on its own, paired with fruit, tossed in salads, added to soups and pastas, or for a truly Québécois treat, made into poutine (Squeaky Cheese with gravy on fries). To experience our curds the American way, try them battered and deep-fried.

Because it is fresh, and fresh cheese squeaks under your teeth. If it is gooey, it’s too old to be called ‘squeaky’ cheese.

Squeaky Cheese is now made in New Bothwell, Manitoba, in collaboration with Bothwell Cheese.


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