“No one does cheese curds likes Ellsworth,” says Mary Erickson, Associate Editor of Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News. Mary recently connected with our Russ Korpela to talk about all that’s new with this year’s Cheese Curd Festival. This year’s event takes place June 23 and 24, 2017 in Ellsworth’s East End Park.
From the event’s early days as a community festival, to its transition to foodie fest and music celebration, Mary did a great job telling our festival’s story. Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News even featured our event’s starring food on the cover! These beauties, along with several other creative cheese curd dishes, will be served up during this year’s festival. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to get familiar with our festival vendors here.
A big thank you to Mary and the team at Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News for sharing about the Cheese Curd Festival with your members throughout the state. Read on for more of “Curds Have Their Way”…
No one does cheese curds like Ellsworth. This Pierce County village is, after all, the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin, a title bestowed upon the community in 1984 by then Governor Anthony Earl. It’s a fitting honor for the home of the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, which has achieved worldwide acclaim for the fresh cheese curds it produces and sells daily.
It’s no surprise, then, that Ellsworth’s signature celebration is the Cheese Curd Festival held each June at Ellsworth’s East End Park. What might be surprising, however, is the extent to which the community goes to toast its native treat, not to mention the creativity involved in serving it up. Who knew cheese curds were so tasty dipped in a cinnamon-sugar mix? Or cooked in a brat, or blended into potato salad? No wonder the festival’s website advises visitors to wear stretchy pants. Read more>>
Cheese Curd Festival
Ellsworth’s Cheese Curd Festival is held each year in June and celebrates our town’s designation as the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin and those tasty white morsels which have earned world-wide acclaim.
Located in Ellsworth, WI
Located on HWY 10
East End Park, Ellsworth, WI 54011
Friday, June 25, 2021
- 4:00pm -10:00pm
Saturday, June 26, 2021
- 9:00am -10:00pm