I recently made a pilgrimage to Ellsworth, Wisconsin to check off something on my bucket list, which was to have Ellsworth Cheese Curds in the town of Ellsworth. I stopped at the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery for what are called plain, or squeaky cheese curds. Next, I needed some deep-fried cheese curds, which are super popular in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I decided to visit Common Man Brewing. Their Deep-Fried Ellsworth Cheese Curds were delicious. But, as you might have guessed, there was a burger involved. A very good burger.
The 1/3 pound patty was cooked exactly to my temp. It was juicy and seasoned pretty well. Their brown butter onion jam had a unique, but good flavor to it. There was plenty of creamy, nutty, melted Gouda cheese topping the patty. On the bottom bun was a generous amount of their delicious garlic aioli with some peppery arugula bathing in it. The bun was a little flaky on top and the top bun looks like it’s cut way too thick, but I thought it was just fine while I was devouring it. I would recommend Common Man Brewing and their Gouda Burger. I enjoyed my visit.
Sidewinder Fries – Delicious!
Ellsworth Cheese Curds – Fantastic!
Yum Yum sauce – Get it!