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The Original Nelson Cheese Factory

S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
+1 715-673-4725
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (97 reviews)
“sandwiches” (39 reviews)
“cheese curds” (16 reviews)
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S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving by and saw a sign for sandwiches, ice cream, coffee and other things, so we stopped. It was busy at lunch time, and there were only a couple seats left in the area where anyone can sit. (There's also an area reserved...More

Thank Eldereaglewatcher
Reviewed 23 January 2018

They have the best cheese evah! I love their pepper cheese, farmer's cheese and their mozzarella cheese. Who am I kidding I love all their cheese. I bought my son the ghost pepper beef sticks and he loved them. When ever I'm in Lake City...More

Thank LeeAnn V
Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is a very busy place! Lots of cheese selections, Made to order food. Dining area and wIne room with great selection of wine. Spent some time enjoying a little of everything.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Worth the stop! Delicious ice cream and cheese. I have not eaten there but it looks very quaint and I hear the food is great!

Thank jollied
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is the perfect spot to get everything you need for a wonderful picnic along the Mississippi. They have snacks, salads, deserts, beverages, (including WINE) and the best deli sandwiches. I love the Cheesemaker, loaded with meat cheese and a sauce with a bit if...More

Thank kay k
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We stopped for lunch and had sandwiches. Our service was quick and courteous. The food was good and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We stopped in to buy an ice cream cone as this shop is well known for it's dairy products. We were pleasantly surprised to find a cafe for lunch, wine shop, cheese shop and gourmet gift/food items. It is lovely to look around and we...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The food was good, the ice cream was good, but hopefully you don't need a restroom really bad--because there is one for men and one for women and there was a continuous line for each.

Thank cuTRis
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My favorite local lunch place. They have a list of thirty to forty hot and cold sandwiches, along with a few soup selections. My favorite sandwich is the tuna salad, and the Old Fashioned is great, too. They have a broad selection of beverages and...More

Thank Jolsongoude
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Stopped here on the way home from touring in the area. This place serves sandwiches that seemed to be very good as well as the ice cream we purchased. The place offered wine tasting as well as "snack" groceries.

Thank Chucker00
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23 July 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
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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