Freshly made curds of cheddar that are packaged and sold on the day they're made. Bite-sized, mild-flavored and randomly-shaped, squeakers were invented by Wisconsin cheesemakers and get their name from the fact that they squeak audibly when eaten. See also cheese.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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