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Cheese Cave

318 Central Avenue N, Suite 6, Faribault, MN
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Ranked #1 of 46 restaurants in Faribault
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Eclectic
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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30 reviews from our community

96% Recommend
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Faribault, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Cheese Cave offers sandwiches, soups and salads, plus free cheese tasting. In my opinion it offers the highest quality food in Faribault. The food served here is outstanding in flavor, presentation and the cost is reasonable. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. The Cheese Cave offers many unique cheeses from around the world and they let you sample it... More

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Faribault, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am a local and love to visit the Cheese Cave on my lunch hours. The service (Jake) is excellent and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere. They have excellent soup, salads, sandwiches and pizzas. Only wish they had more cheesy soups (especially in the winter) - maybe a bread bowl of soup on the menu?? Nice place, nice people!

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Genoa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Wonderful food. Unexpected delight in downtown Faribault. The cheese is amazing. Service was a little slow when they got a little busy but overall a great place.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is that they have a smallish menu. I would eat here every day if I could. Being a Cheeshead (someone from Wisconsin) I thought I had died and gone to heaven when we stepped into the Cheese Cave this past weekend. They have 2 deli cases of cave-made cheese, as well... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Another great find in downtown Faribault is the Cheese Cave. Their cheeses are out of this world, even something as basic as cheddar is way better than what you get in the grocery store. We love their Jalapeno Cheddar and Tomato Basil Gouda. And don't forget to grab a bag of their white cheddar cheese curds while you're there.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in to buy cheese before looking for a place to eat lunch. Lo and behold, they served lunch too! And what a delight. We both had salads - one a blue cheese and craisens and one Gorgonzola and pears. They were fantastic. The Gorgonzola is some of the best I have tasted and we each left with a... More

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Falls Church
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

If you're in Faribault - then you must stop at the Cheese Cave. We devoured two small cheese plates and enjoyed some delicious wine. Our server was very helpful in explaining about the cheese caves and describing the various cheeses. I hope that I get a chance to return.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We love meeting friends there for a glass (or two) of wine and their fabulous food. The staff are accomodating and very knowledgeable about all the different cheeses they sell. They work very hard and the food is soooo good. We never leave without our Faribault Cheese Cave bleu cheese!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

What a surprising find. Excellent local cheeses and great, friendly service. Reasonably priced and well presented. Highly recommended - especially the bellavintano and the gorganzola.

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St. Paul, MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Their soups are excellent - but sometimes they run out before I can get there. Excellent pre-made salads. Breads are delicious !! I wish they sold the bread along with the cheeses. The blue cheese is quite sharp for me so a little goes a long way. It takes awhile to be waited on. I sat at a table, didn't... More

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