Cheddar Curds 1 lb Heritage: Prior to 1850, nearly all the cheese produced in the United States was Cheddar. Cheddar production in Wisconsin began in the mid 1800's and by 1880, more Cheddar was produced in Wisconsin than any other cheese variety. Today it accounts for a large percentage of the cheese made in the state, which makes Wisconsin the leader in U.S. Cheddar production. Description: A regional favorite. Wisconsin Cheese curds are most commonly white or yellow in color. Available in plain or flavored varieties. Cheese Curds are about the size and shape of shell peanuts and feature milk, milky, salty flavor. They have the same texture as Mild Cheddar cheese, but with a more springy texture.