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The Original Nelson Cheese Factory

) #1 of 1 Dessert in Nelson #1 of 5 Places to Eat in Nelson $$ - $$$, American
S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
+1 715-673-4725
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (35 reviews)
“cheese curds” (15 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 26 March 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 6 March 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 26 January 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 18 January 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 1 December 2016

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

Thank larsonwells
Reviewed 21 November 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.

Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 7 November 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...More

Thank mimi1971
Reviewed 7 November 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,...More

Thank LeoLadyUpperMidwest
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I would like to arrange transportation from the airport. Please let me know how this can be done. Cheers
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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