Happy Farms Cheese Curds

While strolling through a newly remodeled local Aldi store, I noticed a product I’ve rarely seen before at the discount grocer: cheese curds. My family eats a lot of cheese, so I picked up a package.

Happy Farms Cheddar Cheese Curds

Aldi’s Happy Farms Cheese Curds come in three varieties: cheddar, mixed cheddar, and jalapeno. I opted for the cheddar. They sold for $3.99 for a 12-oz. package at the time of publication.

What are cheese curds anyway? The Wisconsin Cheeseman states that cheese curds are: “Fresh Cheddar cheese in its natural, random shape and form before being processed into blocks and aged. Curds have a mild taste with a slightly rubbery texture and should squeak when eaten.”

Aldi’s cheese curds are made in the U.S., and the ingredients are simple: cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes, and annatto.

The package says the cheese curds should be served at room temperature, or you can speed things up and eat them sooner by microwaving them for 15 seconds after taking them out of the refrigerator. The curd should be squeaky when you chew it if it’s been warmed properly.

The package also states that the cheese curds should be used within five days once the package is opened, and they may be frozen for up to two months before opening. Refreezing is not recommended.

Happy Farms Cheddar Cheese Curds

Cheddar Cheese Curds nutrition info. (Click to enlarge.)

One serving is about 4 curds, with about 12 servings per package. One serving nets you 110 calories, with 80 calories from fat. One serving also contains 9 grams of total fat (14% of your recommended daily value), 5 grams of saturated fat (25% DV), 30 mg cholesterol (10% DV), 225 mg of sodium (10% DV), and 0 grams of carbohydrates or sugars. One serving also provides 7 grams of protein and 20% of your daily value of calcium.

Everyone in my house enjoyed Aldi’s cheese curds. In fact, they were so popular that no one really let them come up to room temperature before eating them. I guess I’ll have to go back and buy more from Aldi so we can do it properly. Thankfully, the cheese curds appear to be a Regular Buy that will be in stores all the time, so I’m hopeful we’ll be able to find them at Aldi in the future.

The Verdict:

Aldi’s Happy Farms Cheese Curds come in cheddar, mixed cheddar, and jalapeno varieties and are a nice change from regular cheese cubes or string cheese. They are best when eaten at room temperature, or you can microwave them briefly if you’re in a hurry. Recommended.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and collecting house plants. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

5 Comments

  1. We found cajun flavored cheese curds at our Aldi today! So excited that Aldi is carrying these now 😊

  2. Rebecca runyon

    I love the garlic cheese curds. I don’t have to worry about eating within 5 days. They last maybe two days. I love cheese! These are so addicting. I never even read the package so they were are cold but next time I’ll try warm. I prefer many of the cheese and other Aldi products over name brand.

  3. I am from Wisconsin and know my cheese curds. I picked up some Happy Farms Jalapeno cheese curds and have been enjoying a couple of pieces every evening. They last much long as an open package much long than 5 days so do not worry about that. Yes, cheese curds freeze very well. The Jalapeno has a mild burn and if you binge, you will not suffer. My favorite flavor of cheese curd is garlic and dill which can be found from other cheese factories. If you live in Texas you can get Henning’s Garlic and Dill cheese curds at most Spec’s Liquor Stores. If you live in Wisconsin, you can get Henning’s Cheese at ANY grocery store. Bottom line, if you want some decent cheese curds, and you have an Aldi nearby, grab a package of Happy Farms and don’t blame me for your new addiction.
    Enjoy from LDVoyager!

  4. Tried Garlic Cheese Curds for the first time and accidentally warmed them up too much in the microwave. Since they were so runny I got the idea that they would be a wonderful substitute for mozarella cheese on top of pizza. Wow! Were they were ever good. Way better than mozarella.

    • I love cheese curds however I tried the Cajun cheese curds and they taste like they were rolled in dirt. Maybe its just me but very disappointed.

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