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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 good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (97 reviews)
“sandwiches” (42 reviews)
“cheese curds” (16 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
S237 S. Hwy. 35, Nelson, WI 54756
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wisconsin cheese, sausage, homemade sandwiches and the best ice cream. I always visit this place when I go to WI!

Thank RJH1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped by here after a recommendation from a staff member at the National Eagle Center which is only a few miles away, across the river in MN. Sure glad we stopped in to check it out. The building looks real old...More

Thank MT1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy stopping at the Nelson Cheese Factory when we're in the area. This time we had soup and sandwiches. Very tasty as usual. Be sure to stop for lunch and shop a bit in the store. Many more yummy things to take home!!!

Thank Jeff4985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My spouse and I stopped here for a quick lunch on a Thursday. The place was very busy, but we were able to order and have a seat in the dinning area. Large wood burning fireplace was very warm (almost hot). We just had soup,...More

Thank Kinni-kids
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great ice cream cones and cheese. I always stop when I'm in the area. There's a large variety of cheeses and the ice cream cones are big and inexpensive.

Thank konstanzj
Reviewed 4 March 2018

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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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