We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Original Nelson Cheese Factory

S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
+1 715-673-4725
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (95 reviews)
“sandwiches” (38 reviews)
“cheese curds” (16 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (194)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 6 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 2 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
Reviewed 28 September 2017

stopped here on a really hot day for a break and some food as we were wine tasting up the river. was too hot for much so we split a turkey sandwich and each had a big ice cream cone. just a note you know...More

1  Thank MinnScooter
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Line to the RIGHT if not getting ice cream! Everyone in the area knows and loves the Nelson cheese factory. So if you're passing through, you owe yourself a stop there. Lots of great home-made and area cheeses and sausages. Awesome ice cream! Also area...More

Thank brianbalk
Reviewed 18 September 2017

They have everything you need. Besides the cheese you can get breakfast or wine. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank HaroldJ100
Reviewed 11 September 2017

While I had never actually eaten there before, my husband brings home their cheese curds to CO often. Since we were close this time, we had to stop by for some ice cream and cheese curds. They never disappoint! The kids enjoying their cones and...More

Thank Denvergal1234
Nearby Restaurants
Stacy's Kitchen
130 reviews
4.40 km away
Reads Landing Brewing Company
171 reviews
6.03 km away
The Olde Triangle
117 reviews
4.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Broken Paddle Guiding Co.
223 reviews
4.40 km away
Villa Bellezza
105 reviews
12.75 km away
Buena Vista Park
127 reviews
12.96 km away
Lark Toys
105 reviews
12.99 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
22 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Improve this listing

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, Groups, Local cuisine
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing