Have you ever thrown a cheese curd? Well at Colby Retirement Community we did. On June 26, 2013 we had a cheese curd throwing contest. Yes cheese curds…. not watermelon seeds. We thought it was fitting to throw cheese curds rather than watermelon seeds due to the town we live in. If you are not familiar with Colby Wisconsin we are home of Colby cheese and that’s were cheese curds come from.
Annually at Colby Cheese Days there is a cheese curd throwing contest. The official name of the event is World Championship Cheese Curd throw. This event will be held July 21, 2013 near the City Hall.
How are curds made? It takes about 10 pounds of quality milk to make 1 pound of curds. The milk is placed into a vat and a coagulant is added. This is a milk clotting enzyme that helps turn the milk into a solid piece of cheese. After the coagulant is added, and cheese curds are formed, the cutting process begins. This process separates the liquid which is the whey and the curds from one another. Once the cutting is done there is a stirring and heating process in the vat. The curd and the whey are stirred by a big strained steal arm while being heated to a desired temperature in the vat. After this process, the whey is drained leaving the curd behind. Eat and enjoy.
We also enjoyed our homemade ice cream many residents committed on how creamy it tasted. All the dessert bowls were empty not a scoop was wasted.