Midwest Flavor Mooves to Philly

A Wisconsin culinary staple, cheese curds are as common and indispensable in the Midwest as the cheesesteak is in Philadelphia. Despite their ranking as one of the world’s most craved regional foods, cheese curds are relatively unknown in places without cheese factories…Until now. The Cow and The Curd brings this midwest flavor right to your neighborhood.

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Whether it’s a private event or a large festival, The Cow and The Curd is ready to serve our beer battered Wisconsin cheese curds for your crowd! Email us at info@thecowandthecurd.com or click here to fill out our contact form.

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It Is Not a Mozzarella Stick

IT’S KINDA LIKE BABY CHEESE!

Remember, all cheese was once a curd! Before cheddar is formed into wheels of cheese, it consists of two parts: curds and whey (think cottage cheese). The little irregularly shaped morsels (curds) are separated from the liquid (whey) and continue on through the cheese making process, molded into wheels and aged. However, they are also eaten in this unprocessed, 100% natural state. Or even better, cheese curds are battered and fried. Featured on the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, fried cheese curds have finally debuted in Philadelphia. Determined to make cheese curds a household name on the East Coast, The Cow and the Curd food truck will deliver fresh battered fried cheese curds throughout the streets of Philadelphia.

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I first stumbled upon them at a local event, and became so obsessed that I followed them on Facebook and stalk them semi-regularly.

Paige M., 1/8/16, Yelp

2016-05-10T18:13:53+00:00

Paige M., 1/8/16, Yelp

I first stumbled upon them at a local event, and became so obsessed that I followed them on Facebook and stalk them semi-regularly.
I'm a cheese lover (born in Wisconsin, actually), and the [mild white cheddar] cheese here is quality. Has a rich, clean taste. The breading is perfect--not too greasy and in good ratio to cheese.

Suji, 9/6/15, Yelp

2016-05-10T18:16:38+00:00

Suji, 9/6/15, Yelp

I’m a cheese lover (born in Wisconsin, actually), and the [mild white cheddar] cheese here is quality. Has a rich, clean taste. The breading is perfect–not too greasy and in good ratio to cheese.
I mean. It's perfection, really. Gluttonous, American perfection.

 

Suji, 9/6/15, Yelp

2016-05-10T18:17:10+00:00

Suji, 9/6/15, Yelp

I mean. It’s perfection, really. Gluttonous, American perfection.  
Cow and the Curd crafts delightful pillows of fried love capable of making the even Mr. Scrooge and The Grinch smile.  Seriously.

Bryson V., 8/13/15, Yelp

2016-05-10T18:17:39+00:00

Bryson V., 8/13/15, Yelp

Cow and the Curd crafts delightful pillows of fried love capable of making the even Mr. Scrooge and The Grinch smile.  Seriously.
I actually went and got seconds it was so good.

Bryson V., 8/13/15, Yelp

2016-05-10T18:18:13+00:00

Bryson V., 8/13/15, Yelp

I actually went and got seconds it was so good.
These glorious melty nuggets from heaven are possibly the best things I have ever put in my mouth.

 

Christina V., 4/21/15, Yelp

2016-05-10T18:18:46+00:00

Christina V., 4/21/15, Yelp

These glorious melty nuggets from heaven are possibly the best things I have ever put in my mouth.  
Yes, the line is long (and worth the wait, duh), but it's a line of geniuses who know they are going to feel like my homeboy Charlie Bucket finding that golden ticket when the Willie Wonka of cheese hands you your order of curds. Trust.
2016-05-10T18:20:01+00:00
Yes, the line is long (and worth the wait, duh), but it’s a line of geniuses who know they are going to feel like my homeboy Charlie Bucket finding that golden ticket when the Willie Wonka of cheese hands you your order of curds. Trust.
I was so impressed with the taste, texture, gooeyness, and batter that I instantly became a stalker.

Florence C., 1/11/2015, Yelp

2016-05-20T16:25:40+00:00

Florence C., 1/11/2015, Yelp

I was so impressed with the taste, texture, gooeyness, and batter that I instantly became a stalker.
When we first started our foodlationship I would split my order with others. As time has progressed I now need an order all to myself.

Kristen M., 6/19/15, Yelp

2016-05-20T19:55:56+00:00

Kristen M., 6/19/15, Yelp

When we first started our foodlationship I would split my order with others. As time has progressed I now need an order all to myself.
Gooey, savory, crunchy....fukin deelish. Chipotle mayo dipping sauce to assist in the destruction of these little nuggets of yummminess.

Louis R., 5/5/14, Yelp

2016-05-20T19:57:48+00:00

Louis R., 5/5/14, Yelp

Gooey, savory, crunchy….fukin deelish. Chipotle mayo dipping sauce to assist in the destruction of these little nuggets of yummminess.
The fried cheese curds were absolute bliss. Cooked to the right consistency, warm, gooey fried goodness.

Matt R. 9/19/13, Yelp

2016-05-20T19:59:06+00:00

Matt R. 9/19/13, Yelp

The fried cheese curds were absolute bliss. Cooked to the right consistency, warm, gooey fried goodness.
CHEESUS CHRIST. They were so good.

Yelp Caitlin C. 2/21/14

2016-05-20T20:00:29+00:00

Yelp Caitlin C. 2/21/14

CHEESUS CHRIST. They were so good.
I may or may not be stalking the Cow and the Curd or as I like to yell at the top of my lungs when I see it, "THA CHEESE CURD TRUUUCK!"

Christina P., 4/18/13, Yelp

2016-05-20T20:02:00+00:00

Christina P., 4/18/13, Yelp

I may or may not be stalking the Cow and the Curd or as I like to yell at the top of my lungs when I see it, “THA CHEESE CURD TRUUUCK!”
They were a grand slam - out of the ballpark kind of good... Like, I can't even believe this exists kind of good.

Jamie K,. 4/6/13, Yelp

2016-05-20T20:03:16+00:00

Jamie K,. 4/6/13, Yelp

They were a grand slam – out of the ballpark kind of good… Like, I can’t even believe this exists kind of good.
The cheese gods must have heard me last night because they certainly delivered today.... The Cow and the Curd rules!!

Jamie K, 4/6/13 Yelp

2016-05-20T20:04:26+00:00

Jamie K, 4/6/13 Yelp

The cheese gods must have heard me last night because they certainly delivered today…. The Cow and the Curd rules!!
Simple and delicious, beat my expectations into orbit.

Atilla B. 3/29/14, Yelp

2016-05-20T20:05:36+00:00

Atilla B. 3/29/14, Yelp

Simple and delicious, beat my expectations into orbit.
To quote the man ahead of me in line, "These are like summer sex, hot, greasy and awesome." I agree fully.

Nick G., 7/28/13,Yelp

2016-05-20T20:12:33+00:00

Nick G., 7/28/13,Yelp

To quote the man ahead of me in line, “These are like summer sex, hot, greasy and awesome.” I agree fully.
Let's just say we went out in -10 degree in Secaucus and pregnant in 80 degree weather in Paramus just to get their curds... soooooo soooo worth it!

Haidee L., 6/4/14, Yelp

2016-05-20T20:13:47+00:00

Haidee L., 6/4/14, Yelp

Let’s just say we went out in -10 degree in Secaucus and pregnant in 80 degree weather in Paramus just to get their curds… soooooo soooo worth it!
They only sell one product, and it is heaven.

Noah W., 8/7/13, Yelp

2016-05-20T20:15:38+00:00

Noah W., 8/7/13, Yelp

They only sell one product, and it is heaven.
So good!!! I love cheese and this is CHEESE RAPTURE!!!

Myra C., 1/15/14, Yelp

2016-05-20T20:16:58+00:00

Myra C., 1/15/14, Yelp

So good!!! I love cheese and this is CHEESE RAPTURE!!!
I never tasted anything like it. It was like eating velvet wrapped in a crunch.

Claudia P, 2/8/13, Philly.com

2016-05-20T20:18:06+00:00

Claudia P, 2/8/13, Philly.com

I never tasted anything like it. It was like eating velvet wrapped in a crunch.
Hunt this place down like you are tracking a rare and beautiful animal. Order a large. Get a dip (they are all good). And thank me later.

John N., Foursquare 5/4/13

2016-05-20T20:19:43+00:00

John N., Foursquare 5/4/13

Hunt this place down like you are tracking a rare and beautiful animal. Order a large. Get a dip (they are all good). And thank me later.
Photo Credit - Ryan Brandenburg

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Menu

Classic Curds – $8

The cornerstone of our menu, our nationally recognized, award winning Wisconsin battered fried cheese CURDS are true Midwestern Americana. Served with a choice of 3 homemade dipping sauces: sriracha mayo, chipotle ranch and smoked ketchup.

Specialty Curds – $8/$10

Farmer’s Garden Our most popular specialty cheese curd is made with sun dried tomato, chipotle pepper, basil and garlic. This curd help secure the “People’s Choice Award” at the Philadelphia Vendy Awards 2013. Billy Curds Made with 100% Wisconsin goat milk, our goat cheese CURDS are creamy yet pleasingly tart with that distinct goat cheese flavor. We serve Billy Curds with either our spiced tomato jam or creamy apple dipping sauce.

Poutine – $8

Our homemade poutine boasts hand-cut fries smothered in rich brown gravy topped with our fresh Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds. Hand-chopped crispy bacon is optional.

Beer Brats – $6

Wisconsin’s Absolute BEST Beer Brats (and we did our research!) Enjoy our Brats with smokey beer cheese sauce and caramelized red onion on a pretzel roll.

Woopensocker – $6

3 Mini-chilled brats links with fresh cheddar curds

Beer Cheese Soup – $5

A Wisconsin winter classic. Slowly simmered winter soup with real Wisconsin cheese and Pilsner beer.

Sprecher Soda – $3

Root Beer and Cream Soda Milwaukee’s Old-fashioned soda that is gas fire kettle brewed with authentic Wisconsin honey and real vanilla.