Mars Cheese Castle – A Most Fascinating Cheese Shop Known For Varieties

Cheese! As soon as you see a pic or hear about cheese your mouth starts’ watering, isn’t it? If you are a cheese lover then you must have wished of visit...

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Mars Cheese Castle – A Most Fascinating Cheese Shop Known For Varieties

Cheese! As soon as you see a pic or hear about cheese your mouth starts’ watering, isn’t it? If you are a cheese lover then you must have wished of visiting Mars Cheese Castle - shop in Kenosha, Wisconsin that is best known for its cheese.

Mars Cheese Castle is one of the most recognizable cheese stores which also sell sausages and other foods as well as cheesehead hats. The Mars Cheese Castle has been an icon for I-94 travelers and located at the Wisconsin border for more than 50 years. 


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Recently the shop has celebrated its expansion. Now the cheese castle has grown doubled in size. It’s not a castle on the outside but also holds the rooms that are specifically devoted to more than 700 kinds of cheese and a huge dining room fit for a king. 

Earlier the Mars Cheese Castle was constructed on the 24000 square feet; it has now expanded to 46000 square feet. The tourist attraction had a grand reopening celebration through music, samples of beer and food.

Hundreds of cheese varieties, sausage, and full bar make Mars Cheese Castle a one stop shop!


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How The Mars Cheese Castle Shop Began? 


The name of the shop was inspired by its owner – Mario Ventura. The name Mario comes from the god ‘Mars’ and the castle was inspired by a castle in Italy purchased by Ventura’s mother. 

The logo of the store was designed by Kenosha artist George Pollard. Initially, the store featured a large beer bottle on its roof, but it was burnt down and a new story was built nearby. It remained to thrive for next five decades and became the popular and the busiest interstate between Milwaukee and Chicago. (1.1)

Then in 2011, due to highway expansion, the shop has to relocate and the old building was again replaced by a new castle.


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Specializing In Wisconsin Cheese, It Also Features

  • Full Bar
  • Gift Baskets
  • 300+ Wrap and cut cheese varieties
  • Cafe and much more
  • Dining at Cafe, Grill: heading
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

New Feature at the Mars Cheese Castle include

  • Kids area with a photo op castle themed area. (1.2)
  • New guest dining area with wooden beamed pagoda and new ordering counter
  • Huge dining room with 14 foot dining table and an elaborate chandelier. The room also features photo op throne chairs that are beautifully carved and designed to fit a castle theme.
  • The deli department space with charcuterie section.
  • A souvenir room with Mars cheese castle popular Isabelle, the Holstein talking cow; a 50+year cheese castle icon.

Happy Hours:

The store remains open from Monday-Sunday: 9 a.m to 9 p.m

Address:

2800 West Frontage Rd

Kenosha, WI 53144

Visit this huge Mars Cheese Castle store which is unique in its own way and enjoy the taste of the in-house bread and sweets and much more…

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