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The Original Nelson Cheese Factory

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S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
+1 715-673-4725
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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409 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you bypass the cases of cheese and racks of wine and head to the back of the store, you will find the most delightful room, complete with stone fireplace and windows overlooking a little garden where you can once in awhile glimpse a kitty or two playing outside. It is a great place to meet friends and enjoy some... More 

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Thank christine102262
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

I have to say, I thought going to a cheese factory...maybe they ade cheese there.....it was quaint, had a pricey bistro; wines and cheese available, unfortunately cheese not made there?????

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Thank RhoJo73
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017

This use to be anice little place to stop for ice cream, and they really made ice cream. Now you cant get in the place, its full of yuppies!!!

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Thank Bob S
Mankato, Minnesota
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

A great place to to have lunch, ice cream, a glass of wine, buy a food gift, or just meet a friend and share a treat.

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Thank MN_lolly
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2016

We have been here several times over the past few years. Lunch mainly. Soups, salads sandwiches are always very good.

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Thank larsonwells
Louisville, Kentucky
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195 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

The chocolate ice cream was so rich and creamy. Also bought some yummy cheese curds and a baguette. Nice store with lots of wine and cheese to choose from.

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Thank Lindsay F
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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188 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on a day trip on the Great River Road, picked up some cheese, lamb summer sausage, jams, cookies and much more. Place is really cool inside (wine tasting room is beautiful! ) staff is wonderful, huge selection of cheese, meats and wine. We decided to stop back by for a meal because it was so cute inside and... More 

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Thank mimi1971
Oakdale, Minnesota
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Always a favorite. A quaint little restaurant with small eating areas inside and outdoors. Plus, a beautiful wine room with gorgeous floor to ceiling windows, and a fireplace. After your meal, you can purchase bottled wine, beer, (some of them only sold here), cheese, snacks, and yummy, numerous flavors of ice cream cones. We had chicken salad and tuna sandwiches... More 

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Thank LeoLadyUpperMidwest
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

We stopped by on a trip around Lake Pepin. The butter pecan ice cream rivaled Izzy's which is our favorite ice cream shop. The fresh baguettes were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside which is just they way they should be. We tried a couple of cheeses and both had good texture and flavor, but were a... More 

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Alexandria, South Dakota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Great Ice Cream. and cheese's, you can sit outside and watch all the traveling going around you also the trains are close by,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 715-673-4725

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?