Bite-size cheese curds that have not been pressed or aged will emit a squeak when you bite into them — especially if they are less than a day old.
The casein network in unpressed fresh curd has not knitted into a compact structure, but rather is porous with plenty of air trapped inside. The wet, elastic curd therefore vibrates when we put our teeth through it, and this vibration is at a frequency in the audible range.
Our cheese curds typically do not squeak when they are ready to purchase, although the quicker you buy them after processing, the better chance you have for the squeak. *Note: squeakiness DOES NOT determine deliciousness. Both our Plain and Jalapeño cheese curds are equally tasty and ready to enjoy!