is a dairy product
obtained by coagulating (curdling
or an edible acidic
substance such as lemon juice
and draining off the whey
Curd is also known in certain regions as cottage cheese, quark or paneer (the latter by definition being curdled with lemon juice, thus qualifying as a vegetarian food).
Cheddar cheese curds are popular in Quebec. They are freshly made morsels of cheddar cheese before being pressed and aged and popularly served with french fries and gravy as poutine.
See also: List of cheeses