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The Original Nelson Cheese Factory

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S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
+1 715-673-4725
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank larsonwells
Louisville, Kentucky
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166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Lindsay F
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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184 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank mimi1971
Oakdale, Minnesota
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank LeoLadyUpperMidwest
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 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,

Thank Timothy848
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place was really cool. I recommend checking it out for lunch, dinner, or a little snack. Great selection of cheeses and what not as well.

Thank Thomas O
Hudson, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped by this cheese shop while driving along Wisconsin 35 on our way to Prairie du Chien. It isn't much to look at from the outside, but the inside is gorgeous. there's a large show room with retail sales of cheeses, and some souvenirs. There's a beautiful bar and room with fireplace where I just wanted to snuggle in... More 

Thank Lucy M
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Best ice cream cones we have had in a very long time! Rum cherry and chocolate 2 scoops ! Great cheese selection too.

Thank Olds55
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If want to take a rest while travelling along the Upper Mississippi Valley and enjoy a fine bottle of wine or simply an ice cream you cannot go by the Nelson Cheese and Creamery. Do your self a big favour and stop and try it out.

Thank Martin T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
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?