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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sandwiches” (35 reviews)
“cheese curds” (15 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice spot, and a lot of options. You could stop in and get cheese, food and wine, or grab a nice dessert like ice cream or cookies. Had a nice insisted an doutsude restaurant with a separate menu. Very cute spot!

Thank AngelitaK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Either you are on the way through or you you drive there on a Sunday for excellent icecream. Also a huge variety of cheese and other things. Good wines and a restaurant which I did not enjoyed yet.

Thank Ferdinand R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often stop here as we tour the area on weekends in the summer. They have a nice cheese/wine shop in the lobby area. But the main reason people stop by here in the summer if for the ice cream. Many families and motorcyclists stop...More

Thank rmpeterson2
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Be prepared to wait, That is not necessarily a bad sign. Any place this busy must be a go to sport. Great wine

Thank jamesorke
Reviewed May 2, 2017

We stopped just as the place was closing. Didn't get a chance to look around as much as I would have liked, but we got an ice cream cone and sat outside in back and enjoyed the most wonderful Rum Cherry ice cream! What a...More

Thank HaveBagsPackedAlways
Reviewed March 26, 2017

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...More

Thank christine102262
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?????

Thank RhoJo73
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!!!

Thank Bob S
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.

Thank MN_lolly
Reviewed December 1, 2016

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

Thank larsonwells
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I would like to arrange transportation from the airport. Please let me know how this can be done. Cheers
July 22, 2015|
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Response from Amazinggrace507 | Reviewed this property |
No shuttles, but renting a car at MSP should not be difficult. Then it is an easy and beautiful drive to Nelson with little towns in between such as Pepin, Stockholm. Up the road from Nelson 10 miles farther is my favorite... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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