Mars Cheese Castle

Mars Cheese Castle, Kenosha: Hours, Address, Mars Cheese Castle Reviews: 4/5

Mars Cheese Castle
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Bars & Clubs
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Mars Cheese Castle is a family owned Wisconsin staple and grown tour attraction situated on I-94 between Milwaukee and Chicago. It is a castle that houses many departments including a specialty market offering more than 700 cheeses, wines and specialty items from Wisconsin and around the world, an in house bakery featuring desserts, kringles and breads (famous for its cheese and jalapeno cheese bread) baked daily, a restaurant popular for its many generously portioned cheese & meat sandwiches and featured burger and sandwiches of the month and a pub, well known for it's Wisconsin beers on tap and famous Bloody Mary (don't forget the beer chaser, a Wisconsin tradition!). Don't forget to pick up a souvenir in the gift shop on your way out!
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slalemand
Auburn, ME414 contributions
Oh, your going to stop
Sep 2021
It could get 5 stars and probably should but CIVD did play a small in our visit and a small part in some of the services not being opened or serving. Of what we could do, see, feel touch, try out and all, it's a great stop of the "Tourist" in you.

Make no mistake, this IS a Tourist Trap, and I do NOT mean this in a bad way. There are tourist Traps all across the country, designed for folks who are traveling won't likely be back in the area again, but who want to get a flavor for the area. this is a Very Good Tourist Trap. Some one asked me once, "what do you mean "Tourist Trap"? ok, the best way to describe it for me is, It's NOT the place you are asked to go and get a quart of milk or loaf of bread (That's the local grocery store), but it is a great place to go and get interesting things from the region. As Tourist Traps / Stops go, this is a damn good one.

Cheeses, Wines, and bakery goods galore, and all really good. My wife really LOVED the fact that many of the wines (Hint, hint) had nice small sign explaining about the wine, what it is like, would go with, taste like, came from and more. While my wife likes to have a glass of wine occasionally, she knows very little about wines, just knows what she likes, but would like to know why as well as what to serve with different meals or guests come over.

Bakery was almost as big and fun to shop in, as was the crackers from around the world, and the many different honeys, jams and other treats.

Cheese selection isn't huge, I might say they have as much interesting meats, Jerky, Sausages and other meats as they do cheeses.

One thing that was starting to show up after a dozen or so stops so far in our trip, which the general lack of knowledge about the products they are offering. Now I'm sure this has a lot to do, with the lack of help (which is REAL bad across the country) and lack of good help. Now this no doubt is partly due to the pay scale and the fact that many folks - who are choosing to work instead of sitting on their butts at home (Good for you), these aren't the jobs they hope to have for long, or maybe they haven't been working in these places long, in any case.

Oh yeah, you'll stop when in the area, you'll be glad you did.
Written October 22, 2021
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jfurukaw
Vernon Hills, IL541 contributions
Enjoyable lunch and visit as it was very empty.
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great Bratwurst lunch and cheese bread. Hot German potato salad is really tasty and the brat, sauerkraut, pickles and onions were the best.
Written October 14, 2021
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jfadds
chicago4,709 contributions
Still a great deal on food
Aug 2021 • Couples
How can you go wrong with a grilled brat and warm German potato salad for$6.25?
Cooked to order with multiple mustards and guardinera to add on tap.
You place your order and they buzz you when ready
Most of the foodstuffs in place more expensive than regular grocery store- yet food a relative bargain
Written August 2, 2021
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Margie S
3 contributions
Terrible wait times on hot food but great bar service.
Jul 2021 • Couples
The bartenders and service is amazing. If you want cheese curds you better get them fresh. I ordered an order of fried cheese curds and after waiting 45 minutes I was told it would be another 45 minute wait. What kind of place makes you wait 1 1/2 hours for fried curds? Not in Wisconsin when it only takes 10 minutes to make.
Written July 25, 2021
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Mags boy S
Navarre, FL325 contributions
Must Stop
Jul 2021
Been here before years ago but so good to be back. Great shopping experience and tons and tons of cheese😎. Had lunch on site. Got the grilled cheese and wife and grandma enjoyed their food also. Will be back and highly recommend. God bless this establishment.
Written July 22, 2021
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Timothy A
Saint Peters, MO183 contributions
Cheese Lovers Paradise!!!
Jul 2021
It was recommended we stop on our way thru Kenosha. Did not realize this place was such a big draw, but after being there, I know why!!!! WOW!!!! Let me just say Jalapeno Cheese Bread!!!! Amazing. the regular cheese bread was flying off the shelf while we were there too!!!! Best fried curds I have ever had!!!!! Fun stop to stretch out and grab a bit and some snacks for the ride home. We even met a lady who had driven 2 hours just to get her father a loaf of the cheese bread. I'm starting to think it might be worth the 5 hour drive from St Louis for another loaf!!!! LOL Just stop by and you will be in heaven!!!!!
Written July 22, 2021
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BBredeson
Atlanta, GA112 contributions
Great lunch spot....
Jul 2021 • Couples
Came here for cheese, a great brat, and local beer. This place had it all. The staff was exceedingly friendly and took the time to explain everything to us (we're from the South). They do allow cheese tasting currently.

Worth a stop for food or cheese.
Written July 14, 2021
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Katie S
Arizona80 contributions
Mmmmmm.....cheese
Jun 2021 • Family
If you love cheese this was adorable. Is it for everyone, not really but for those who think cheese is where it is at, this is it. I loved the atmosphere and people here. Will be back to see this place and try all the trees.
Written June 15, 2021
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AndriaF559
West Milford, NJ88 contributions
Its just a cheese shop
Jun 2021 • Couples
Honestly not what I expected. But it is my fault as I didn't look into what this place was. Someone recommended that I go there so while we were in Wisconsin we made it a point of interst. I was imagining it to be a place that you would tour, seeing how cheese was made, packaged etc and then after the tour you would empty out into a shop to purchase. Not the case its a big store with cheeses, wines, other foods , along with candy, and overpriced touristy type items. Of course we bought cheese but I was disappointed.
Written June 11, 2021
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gfviniegra
Cancun, Mexico226 contributions
Souvenirs
May 2021 • Couples
A lovely place to buy souvenirs, cheese, local beer, the service is really good, also with a small restaurant, very recomendable.
Written May 26, 2021
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Mars Cheese Castle is open:
  • Mon - Wed 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu - Sun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM


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