7-3-18 Celebrating 30 Years!
You can’t miss it as you leave Madison, heading north on I-90. Take exit 131 and you are soon there. This prime location has given them so many customers, they had to expand over the last year to keep up.
In the 70’s, the store was mostly a liquor store with some cheese. Tony’s parents owned it from 1988-1998, increasing the amount of cheese over liquor. Tony took over ownership of the Mousehouse Cheesehaus in 1998 from his parents and added homemade fudge in 2009. I took this photo in 2010. The mouse on top of the roof is named Igor. Hours are 8 AM-7 PM daily so plenty of time to stop in.
In 2016, before the expansion, CEO Tony Sobczak and Vice President Heather Smythe explained all that they do on a local Wisconsin program called, “Talk of the Town”. She has been there for 20 years!
The expansion was completed in 2017 and there is room now for much more cheese and fudge! Read more about the expansion here.
The inside is just as amazing, bring a cooler because you are going to need it. This is your one-stop shop for all things Wisconsin.
You can now watch Fudge and Cheese Curds being prepared through the new viewing windows. On the left is the fudge window, the right is the cheese room. Stop in around noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays to see these confections being made! Separate prep rooms for the cheese and fudge ensures the highest quality for you, the customer!
Inside the Fudge room. Inside are 2 steam-jacketed kettles with stirrers to make the fudge creamy and smooth while cooking. It takes about 40 minutes for the fudge to be ready to pour and flavor. Read more on the fudge here.
In the Cheese room, you can watch cheese curds mixed with herbs and spices to give you many flavor choices.
You can watch both cheese and fudge being prepared on Tuesdays and Thursdays at around 12:00 PM. The new viewing windows to the cheese and fudge kitchen are a hit with the kids too! These new kitchens ensure that your cheese and fudge are prepared with the utmost care and in a very clean environment. You can see how clean everything is!
Enjoy a tour of the store with me in the video below. You can taste all the cheese before you buy too. You can get pre-assembled gift boxes or choose your own selections for a custom box. Watch Megan make many varieties of delicious fudge right from the viewing window! Also, see April mix many flavors of delicious cheese curds made that very morning! I’m getting hungry just watching.
You can also get sandwiches here, no need to go somewhere else for lunch or supper. Igor’s Big Belly Deli can make prepare sandwiches to order to go or eat there in their dining room. Get 8-inch subs too, pre-made and ready to eat. Menu here.
We hope you enjoyed touring the Mousehouse Cheesehaus. Tony, Heather, and crew are happy to serve you and bring you the best cheese and fudge in Wisconsin! Contact them here or come for a visit!
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