Appetitos Breaded Cheese Curds

Who doesn’t love a good appetizer? Whether it’s queso and tortilla chips, breaded mozzarella sticks, or chilled shrimp with cocktail sauce, my family is always up for appetizers or meals consisting of snacky foods.

We’re also big fans of cheese, and of cheese curds in particular. Aldi stocks some different varieties of cheese curds in their Regular Buy refrigerated section. The grocer also sometimes rotates breaded cheese curds into the Aldi Find freezer aisle. If you’ve ever had breaded cheese curds from Culver’s, you know how delicious these can be. These cheese curds found their way into my shopping cart at Aldi this week.

Appetitos Breaded Cheese Curds

Appetitos Breaded Cheese Curds are an Aldi Find, so they’re only in stores for a short time. Each store receives one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone unless Aldi decides to bring them back later. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that are sold out at your local store.

These cost $5.49 for a 15-ounce box at the time of publication. One box contains five 8-piece servings. That comes out to about $1.10 per serving, or about 30 cents per ounce.

For comparison, Trader Joe’s sells breaded cheese curds for about 31 cents per ounce.

The package states these Aldi breaded cheese curds are made with “real Wisconsin cheese” and are an “excellent source of calcium.”

If you’re looking out for allergens, these contain egg, milk, soy, and wheat.

These do have some fat, saturated fat, and sodium. An 8-piece serving has 310 calories, 19 grams of total fat (24% DV), 9 grams of saturated fat (45% DV), 630 mg of sodium (27% DV), 23 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 1 gram of total sugars, no added sugars, and 13 grams of protein. One serving also has 290 mg of calcium (20% DV).

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Nutrition information, ingredients, and cooking directions. (Click to enlarge.)

The box has directions for heating these in a deep fryer, conventional oven, or air fryer.

To deep fry, preheat the fryer to 350 degrees. Remove the cheese curds from the package and add them to the fryer. Fry for 2 minutes. Remove from the fryer and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.

To bake, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Lightly coat a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Remove the cheese curds from the package and place them on the cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake for 4 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 3 minutes. Let cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.

To air fry, preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees. Load cheese curds into the basket in a single layer. Cook for 3 minutes. Shake, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Let stand 1-2 minutes before serving.

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Ready to serve after air frying.

I cooked these in my air fryer. They’re quick and easy to cook and they came out golden and crispy on the outside, with soft cheese inside. These are salty, savory, and rich. My cheese-loving taste testers ate these up pretty quickly. These are fine to serve on their own, but some of us enjoyed dipping them in ranch dressing as well. If you like cheese curds, don’t miss out on these.

The Verdict:

Appetitos Breaded Cheese Curds feature Wisconsin cheese curds enrobed in a crispy breading. They’re great in the air fryer and are delicious served on their own or with a dip like ranch dressing. Recommended.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at

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