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Cheeze Factory Restaurant

Cheeze Factory Restaurant

Cheeze Factory Restaurant

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521 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy SWisconsin Dells 53965
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(608) 253-6065
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Overview
A popular and frequent stop for families craving healthier food and a respite from chain restaurants, we feature lunch and dinners served in a warm, well-lit, converted old cheese factory building surrounded by lush summer gardens. We offer freshly made, delicious vegan and non-GMO meals, scrumptious bakery desserts, a kids menu and real cappuccinos served at an old-fashioned soda fountain, and truly happy waitstaff from around the world. Easy access 1 mi. off I94, exit 92N or 89N on Hwy 12 near indoor water parks. Website lists hours.
Directions
  • One mile North off I-90/94, Exit 92, on Highway 12 
 
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  • Food Service Adjacent
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2014-06-16My wife and I are overweight, meat and potatoes eaters who think vegetarians are wierdo tree huggers who smell funny. The Cheese Factory was a "LIFE CHANGING EVENT" for us. My wife could eat so many items on the menu and I loved everything. We are going vegetarian now! Our server, Pat, gave us some great service and online resources to support our new desires to remove meat from our diet.
-JimBeloit,WI
2009-07-14my fiance and I just spent a long 4th of July weekend in the Dells for the first time ever! We rode up on our motorcycle and it was lovely. I researched right here on all the local spots I wanted to check out and this was one tht intrigued me. Let me tell you,by far, it is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. I am a total foody and was a cook for years when I was younger and had aspired to go to culinary school. Everything from the "historic" building,the gardens,the very wonderful staff with a wonderful family feel,wonderful espresso drinks,delicious desserts,and amazing dishes-every single one!!!! and down to the sauce,the garnish,sides- it is all perfect to a T. Very enjoyable,ultra fresh and healthy. Most importantly FULL of flavors-MANY,MANY flavors-layered beautifully together. My fiance is by no means a vegetarian..or ever had any desire to try that sort of food. We went there maybe five times in the 3 1/2 days we were there! He also loved every single thing...even his bruschetta with veggi meat on it!! LOVED it! It is worth it...and go more than once if you can. We plan on doing day trips...just for the scenic drive and to go have a meal there! And also ask about their history when you are there...what they are about and who there are. It is pretty neat and you will feel great about being a patron their even more so after that. ENJOY!!!!
-SarahRockford,Illinois

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Just Desserts2010-04-01A culinary tour featuring favorite desserts from area restaurants.Read More
Just Desserts
2010-04-01

del-bar-wisconsin-dells-18Del-Bar

If you leave without trying the Strawberry Schaum Torte, shame on you. This tower of chewy confectionary clouds with centers the consistency of marshmallow goodness alternating with whipped cream and strawberries, has been on the menu for 50 years, and is divine in its simplicity. As owner Jane Wimmer pointed out, it requires just a few ingredients, but delights on many levels. Close competitors to this top dessert -- the Key Lime Pie and Chocolate Torte.

 

 

house-of-embers-wisconsin-dells-18House Of Embers

Here, we recommend Bonnie's Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie. It's a mouthful, to be sure. Named after owner's wife, here's an analysis of this Dells pie from the bottom up. The crust is made with toasted pecans, then it's filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with lemon curd, then frozen. Next it's covered with a golden crown of meringue and candied lemon zest. Obois says this pie, which is served year-round, is his personal favorite.

 

 

 

cheese-factory-restaurant-wisconsin-dellsCheese Factory Restaurant

When you walk in this pretty little Wisconsin Dells restaurant -- it's actually housed in a converted cheese factory, thus the name -- your eyes will invariably be drawn to a rotating glass case filled with mouthwatering desserts. There are classic fudge brownies, cute cupcakes piled high with frosting, seasonal pies -- all homemade mind you. But the Princess Cake will call to you. Picture vanilla cake between layers of lemon butter-cream frosting and raspberry filling, then covered with roasted almonds. Enough said.

 

 

 

Other restaurants noteworthy for their desserts include Field's at the Wilderness (Bananas Foster), Kaminski Bros. Chop House (their signature KBC Brownie Sundae) and Ishnala Supper Club (pecan cinnamon rolls, which come with the meal, but are absolutely dessert-worthy).

 

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Here Are Tonight’s Specials2010-06-24The ultimate meal, from appetizer to dessert.Read More
Here Are Tonight’s Specials
2010-06-24

ishnala-mirror-lake-wi-dells-19For starters, let’s sample a favorite appetizer, the cheese spread at Ishnala, here in the Dells. This restaurant is perched on a plot of land overlooking Mirror Lake that was once ceremonial grounds for the Winnebago Indians and later a trading post. The salads and rolls are the perfect next course. Ishnala is open Memorial Day through mid-October, so plan accordingly. For soup, the loaded potato soup at the High Rock Café in Downtown Dells is one of those instant classics worth a stop unto itself. And the view from this second-story restaurant lets you see all the comings and goings while you simply relax with an incredible bowl of homemade goodness. Ask about their soup du jour too.

 

 

 

 

kaminski-bros-chophouse-wisconsin-dells-steak-19The side dish to order, hands down, is the "fully loaded mashed potatoes" at the Kaminski Bros. Chophouse, a great restaurant in Wisconsin Dells restaurant located inside the Chula Vista Resort. This mountain of potatoes, enough for four or more, is loaded with flavors. Given the taste and the portion size, you’ll be happy to take home leftovers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

house-of-embers-wi-dells-restaurants-19For entrees, we recommend the ribs at House of Embers, the walleye at the Del-Bar, and the burgers at Monk’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Dells. Let’s start with the ribs. In 1959, Wally Obois decided his new restaurant would be famous for hickory smoked BBQ ribs. And so it came to be. Today his son Mike uses the same technique to make these deliciously tender ribs using a specially designed smoke house and a secret BBQ sauce.

 

 

 

 

del-bar-wisconsin-dells-fine-dining-19Over at the Del-Bar supper club, established in 1943 as a roadside steakhouse and also owned and operated by the original family, the pan-fried walleye is to die for. The staff, some of whom have been there 20 years, will be happy to recommend just the right wine from the restaurant’s extensive wine cellar to accompany the fish. Delish.

On a more casual note, the place to go for burgers is Monk’s. Just ask any local. This place has been serving "World Famous" burgers since 1947. Choose from one of 10 types of burgers on the menu and, while you’re at it, why not ask for a side order of deep fried Wisconsin Dells white cheddar cheese curds too. Monk’s has two locations - the original downtown bar and grill, and an expansive new restaurant at the Wilderness Resort, one of our lovely Wisconsin Dells resorts.

 

For the sweet tooths in the crowd, this culinary adventure is just not complete without a stop at the Cheese Factory Restaurant. The building was actually a cheese factory for decades, a Wisconsin Dells landmark of sorts, before being converted into an eatery. The desserts here are made the old-fashioned way - hand-made by specific bakers who are responsible only for that particular dessert. There’s Glorious Chocolate Cake and Hazlenut Torte, but our favorite has to be the Princess Cake -- vanilla cake between layers of lemon butter-cream frosting and raspberry filling and covered with roasted almonds. Check please.

 

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Recognized For Their Good Taste2010-04-01Food and wine awards, plus a winning Wisconsin breakfast recipe.Read More
Recognized For Their Good Taste
2010-04-01

wisconsin-dells-restaurants-cheese-factory-28Restaurant reviews and culinary awards count for a lot with travelers, especially “foodies” who plan their trips around local food finds.  So the Wisconsin Dells Visitor Bureau decided to poll the local restaurants on its roster to see who’s been recognized for their good taste.  Here’s a quick sampling: 

  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill was named America’s #1 Healthiest Chain Restaurant by Health Magazine.
  • Cheese Factory Restaurant made it big on “Everyday with Rachel Ray,” with its Big Cheese sandwich recognized as one of four “Over the Top” grilled cheese sandwiches in the country.
  • Culver’s (two area locations), a Wisconsin original, was voted the #1 Burger Chain in America in the Consumers’ Choice poll from Restaurants & Institutions Magazine.
  • High Rock Café has held the top spot among Wisconsin Dells restaurants for several years running based on TripAdvisor.com consumer reviews.
  • Two area supper clubs - Field’s at the Wilderness and the Del-Bar - have been honored with awards from Wine Spectator Magazine.

The most recent culinary honor, however, goes not to a restaurant in Wisconsin Dells but to a B&B - Bowman’s Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast, LLC.  Innkeeper Nancy Bowman won a recent Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association’s statewide recipe cook-off for her Wild Rice Cran-Apple Breakfast Bake. The judges, who included two Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs, plus a food journalist and author, praised Bowman's winning dish for its contrast of "hearty" with "sweet" and its "tremendous mix of robust flavors with creative extras."  Bowman was pleased to share her recipe.

 

wisconsin-dells-bed-and-breakfast-28Wild Rice Cran-Apple Breakfast Bake

Number of Servings: 4 generous or 8 side dish-sized portions
Baking Time: 30 minutes
Baking Temperature: 350°F

 

 

 

Ingredient List:
1 ½ c. cooked wild rice
¾ c. raw oatmeal
2 large red apples
¾ c. dried cranberries
½ c. raisins
½ T. cinnamon
½ c. chopped nuts (you can use either walnuts, pecans or a mixture of the two)

2 c. milk
¼ c. brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 T of butter
 
Preparation:
In large bowl mix wild rice, oatmeal, thinly sliced apples (not peeled), cranberries, raisins, cinnamon and nuts.  Set aside.
 
In separate bowl mix together milk, brown sugar, salt and butter and heat in microwave oven until hot.  Mix hot ingredients into rice and fruit mixture.  Put into buttered 2 qt. casserole dish. Cover and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.

 

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What Kind of Meal Are You in the Mood For?2011-04-07Read More
What Kind of Meal Are You in the Mood For?
2011-04-07

The Tour de Force for Foodies Starts with Wisconsin Dells Supper Clubs

If you can’t wait to relax over a brandy old-fashioned, munch on some Wisconsin artisan cheese before being seated, and then linger over a multi-course meal that might include yeasty rolls, crisp salad, rich soup, steak or seafood with an incredible sauce, a side of buttery baked potato or fresh asparagus, and decadent chocolate torte with aromatic coffee for dessert, then have we got the supper clubs for you.

Field’s at the Wilderness and the Del-Bar were both designed by a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, which of course adds to the ambience of these restaurants in Wisconsin Dells.  Copper Oak Steak House, House of Embers, Kaminski Bros. Chop House and Ishnala Supper Club round out the list.  For one night, don’t lament the calories.  Just enjoy!

Seasonally Sensational, Vegetarian, Homemade Dining

For a seasonal menu that is beyond words, check out High Rock Café in Downtown Dells.  It recently doubled in size, which is a sure testament to its popularity with visitors and newspaper restaurant critics alike.

For vegetarian, a pleasant surprise is the Cheese Factory Restaurant.  The entrées reflect flavors of the world.  It's a great way to be introduced to this style of cuisine.  Here’s a recommendation: Try their grilled cheese, named a Top 5 in the U.S. by Rachel Ray.

While dining in Wisconsin Dells, enjoy the beautiful landscaping outside Sarento’s Restaurant a treat for the eyes, while the extensive Italian menu and specialty pizzas offered are a treat for the tummy.

The surf and turf meal on the Dells Boat Tours Sunset Dinner Cruise is prepared fresh at one of the docking spots.  Their grill masters are to be commended.

Sweet tooths should unite at CheeseCake Heaven Deli Restaurant.  The owner literally spent four years perfecting her cheesecake recipe, which now comes in 90 varieties.  Everything on the restaurant menu is homemade too – pastas, soups, sandwiches, the whole nine yards.

Enjoy your food tour of Wisconsin Dells.

 

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Reconnect with the World Around You2011-08-01Technology pushes us ahead at warp speed. But there are times when slowing down to really appreciate the natural beauty of Wisconsin Dells is called for. Are you in for this itinerary? Then better get your gear packed.Read More
Reconnect with the World Around You
2011-08-01

Technology pushes us ahead at warp speed. But there are times when slowing down to really appreciate the natural beauty of Wisconsin Dells is called for. Are you in for this itinerary? Then better get your gear packed.

Wisconsin Dells has more campgrounds than ever before and most offer a mix of sites. If you like tent camping, for example, reserve a site at Stand Rock Campground where there are 100 acres of hiking trails to keep you active or at Bonanza Campground & RV Park where they have a wooded area for tents only. Sherwood Forest Camping & RV Park has easy-on easy-off interstate access for those of you with big rigs and it’s within walking distance of the Dells’ downtown district. Pop-ups and RVs have a home at Mt. Olympus Zeus’ Village & Camp Resort.

Not traveling with gear, but still want a camping-esque experience? Rent a camping cabin at Yogi Bear’s Camp-Resort & Water Playground, a vacation park model at Holiday Shores Camp-Resort or a full-sized resort cabin at the eco-friendly Birchcliff Resort.

If you’re serious about fishing, you’ll likely be towing your own boat. Put it in the water at a public launch on Lake Delton and wait for the fish to bite. If you like the fishing action on the Wisconsin River, where reeling in bass, northern pike and walleye is an everyday occurrence, there’s a boat launch at River’s Edge Resort.

Three spectacular state parks prove Wisconsin Dells was smooched by Mother Nature. Devil’s Lake State Park is famous for its views from 500-foot-high cliffs. Mirror Lake State Park is so tranquil that you’ll find canoeing there to be a nearly religious experience. Rocky Arbor State Park, open Memorial Day through Labor Day, is a cool escape thanks to all the pine trees. And in downtown Dells there’s the RiverWalk, a paved trail that snakes along the river with game tables and park benches.

If you prefer to take in the beauty of the river from a seated position, buy a ticket for a ride aboard a classic double-decker riverboat, or a paddle wheeler, or one of those land-to-water vehicles everyone calls “the Ducks.” Pontoon boats are a fun way to roll from one end of Lake Delton to the other.

An attraction that should be on every nature-lovers’ itinerary is the International Crane Foundation, a restored nature sanctuary and the only place in the world where you can see all 15 species of those majestic birds.

Keep it easy on the environment by dining at restaurants that believe in fresh seasonal ingredients sourced locally when possible. High on the list is High Rock Café, with its cosmopolitan-style seasonal menus and Cheesecake Heaven Deli Restaurant just across the street where everything is made from scratch including the mayo on the sandwiches. For vegetarians (and those who just love food made with lots of flavorful herbs and spices), the Cheese Factory Restaurant is one special place.

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