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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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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Mankato, Minnesota
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Louisville, Kentucky
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191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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188 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 decided to stop back by for a meal because it was so cute inside and... More 

Thank mimi1971
Oakdale, Minnesota
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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, 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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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

1 Thank TamsAdventures
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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?