Q: What is– Who is– A “River Rat”?

A: “So, this-is-a-river? ventured the lad. “The River,” corrected the River Rat. “It’s the mighty St. Lawrence and all of its islands.” And you really live by the river? What a jolly life!” “By it and with it and on it and in it,” said the River Rat. “It’s brother and sister to me, friends and food and drink. It’s my world and I don’t want any other. What it hasn’t got is not worth having and what it doesn’t know is not worth knowing.” A “River Rat” can cleat his boat before he knows how to tie his shoe. River Rat is the essence of the North Country– the spirit of our region. “River Rat” Cheese is the trade name for our cheese.

Q: How long are cheese curds good for?

A: Cheese curd has a very short shelf life. It is best to consume them within 10-12 days of production if you want it to squeak. If you plan on consuming them right away it is best to leave them at room temperature. Otherwise leave them in the fridge and when ready to eat let them come to room temperature.

Q: What are cheese curds?

A: Cheese curds are simply fresh cheddar cheese before it has been pressed into a block to age and thus become “aged cheddar”. Pure, simple, and wholesome, cheese curds are high in calcium and make a great nutritious snack for kids and adults alike!

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