KSTP’s Twin Cities Live visits Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery
We met Kristin Haubrich from KSTP’s Twin Cities Live last June when she came to Ellsworth to broadcast live from the annual Cheese Curd Festival. Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery’s master cheese curd fryers, Dean and Shane, taught her how to fry cheese curds like a pro. It was so much fun we invited her to visit Ellsworth again to see how we make the curds.
Kristin made the trek to the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin again this week to see our production process firsthand. Each day Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery transforms 2 million pounds of milk into 200,000 pounds of fresh squeaky cheese curds. To produce the amount of cheese curds we make each day, automation and technology are an important–and impressive–part of the process.
Visitors to our Ellsworth retail store can find the fresh curds of the day available at 11am. Natural is by far the favorite among cheese curds fans. Garlic cheese curds are another top seller. Our newest flavor, Dill Pickle, and popular stand-by, Taco cheese curds are growing in popularity.
We invite you to visit one of our retail stores soon. In Ellsworth, WI, visitors can purchase the fresh curds of the day beginning at 11am. In Menomonie, WI, see the cheesemaking process through the viewing windows. Learn more here.