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The Original Nelson Cheese Factory

S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
+1 715-673-4725
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (94 reviews)
“sandwiches” (37 reviews)
“cheese curds” (16 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Always have to come to this place for an ice cream cone when we are in the area. We did not have lunch here this time but the sandwiches are excellent.

Thank alnapins
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

There's nothing like fresh WI cheese. Tons of choices and from the lines I'm going to guess they have great ice cream.

Thank Patty R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My wife and I stopped in to take a break from driving and have a sandwich. We chose the Town of Nelson and the Hero. Both were freshly made and tasted great. We tried sitting outside in the garden area but the odor of cats...More

Thank Cheese4ever
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We made an afternoon stop for ice cream while traveling the Great River Road. The ice cream was delicious and we enjoyed sitting on the back patio surrounded by lovely ivy covered walls. The person who served us was pleasant and patient with kids who...More

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