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Mars Cheese Castle, Kenosha

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Mars Cheese Castle is a specialty food store, delicatessen, and taproom which sells a variety of consumable products in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Located along Interstate 94, the shop is popular among Wisconsin visitors and has been called a "cheese landmark", "one of Wisconsin's most recognizable cheese stores", and "an icon for generations of I-94 travelers". While the store is best known for its cheese, it also sells sausages and other foods, beer, wine, specialty condiments, soft drinks and Wisconsin souvenirs such as cheesehead hats.
The store is the oldest cheese shop located at what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called "Wisconsin's most visible cheese interchange"; the junction of Interstate 94 and Wisconsin Highway 142 had three cheese shops until 2009 when it was reduced to two.
The in-store deli offers burgers, bratwurst and other sandwiches. A variety of draft and bottle beers are available in the taproom – including imported European beers and Wisconsin microbrews. There is also a bakery on site.

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  • I remember as a child when this place was much smaller and we would pass it on our way home to Chicago after visiting relatives further north in WI. Now this place is freaking huge!! This is like the....  more »
  • We stopped on the way home to Illinois. Only carry out food and masks enforced- a good thing Had a brat- requested grilled longer to char Added raw and grilled onions-kraut- hot mustard added by...  more »
  • Its been a staple for me and my family for almost 30 years. It has evolved so much. Great selection of cheeses and meats. The beer selection is really cool and you can mix packs. It's a fun place to spend an hour when commuting between northern IL and southern WI.
  • This is a must-go place if you're visiting Wisconsin! Even for those of us who live here, it can still be a really fun treat to go! They've got such a wide variety of cheese and cheese related products! They've also almost always got samples out so you can make sure you know you enjoy what you're buying before you do so! I love how they really represent Wisconsin culture and local businesses! Very fun place to go to!
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