Cheese Curds Informative Speech

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Would you eat something called a cheese curd? Well, if you ask kids in Wisconsin, and in a few other parts of the country, many would excitedly say yes. First of all, what is a cheese curd? Before you try something, you should know what it is, right? A cheese curd is made from cheddar cheese. The curd is the freshest form of the cheddar cheese, because it is made before the cheese is processed. For this reason, they are considered to be a healthy snack. They are high in calcium, which aids in building strong bones. We all know how important strong bones are, right? Cheese curds also have a lot of protein, which is essential for maintaining a strong and healthy body. Not only are they a nutritious snack, and an alternative to junk food with lots of preservatives, they are also fun to eat. Cheese curds come in random shapes, and are about the size of a whole peanut. When you eat a cheese curd, it squeaks. It has a similar firmness to processed cheese, but it is rubbery and springy. If the idea of chewing on a rubbery snack does not appeal to you, cheese curds can also be fried. This is not as healthy, but it is…show more content…
Well, it all starts with milk. You need a lot of milk to make cheese. In fact, it takes about ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese. The milk is heated or pasteurized. Pasteurization kills a lot of the bacteria and makes it safe to eat. Then, starter cultures are added to the milk. What are starter cultures? Think of them as good bacteria. The bacteria help with the cheese-making process. Next, an enzyme called rennet is added. An enzyme is a protein that can speed up or slow down a reaction. Rennet coagulates the milk, meaning it becomes custard-like and starts to curdle. After this step comes the cutting, stirring, and heating. Cutting separates the liquid (whey) from the milk solids (curds). The stirring and the heating help to reach the desired temperature and firmness. The whey is then drained, leaving a tasty
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