The Mars' Cheese Castle was established in 1947 by Mario & Martha Ventura. Today, it is still family owned and operated by the founder's heirs.
Lots of cheese, disappointing as a castle
Be sure to try the fresh made cheese curd samples.
Rueben was amazing!
Not more than a grocery store..Don't think you'll find more variety than whole foods
Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Mac N Cheese, and New Glarus Spotted Cow - can't go wrong! Gotta explore and taste all the delicious cheese, definitely take home some Cheddar Popcorn!
Nothing says Wisconsin like this place.
It's like they know Illinoisans come up for the cheese...
Wisconsin style cheese curds, and sausages.
IT IS A CASTLE OF LIES. GO BACK. NOT A THEME PARK. NO SKEE-BALL OR COASTERS.
As a wisconsin girl who now lives out of state, this place is heaven. Cheese curds, chocolate cheese, craft beer. Worth it!
Love their cheese!
Everything is wonderful.
Quintessential stop on your way in or out of Wisconsin for all your Wisconsin needs.
It's a great stop for cheese and Wisconsin gifts. Check it out it's fun.
Cheese. Cheese curds. Cheese shirts. Cheese hats. Tiny knives with cheese handles. Mugs in the shape of cheese. Cheesy t-shirts. Cheese spreads. Cheese heads. Cheese cheese cheese cheese.
Most convenient place to stop along I-94 in Southern Wisconsin to smuggle New Glarus and mouthwatering sausages and delectable cheeses into Illinois.
All of the samples were gone. :c
Fresh cheese curds! Hard root beer! Pumpkin beer! Cheddar cheese with salami in it! This isn't a dream, it's real life... And it's awesome.
The checkouts are so slow. Busy Sunday and the line is almost out the door to checkout.
So many out of state people that stop here!
Should you need lunch, I highly recommend the Kings Ransom sandwich, toasted. It's fantastic and definitely big enough to share!!
Very helpful friendly staff! & They'll give you a discount if you buy by the case (not that I would know).
Check out the bar! Great service and free cheese dip!
The chocolate cheese was very good!
Great cheese but the beer is VERY overpriced.
Authentic cheese curds must be fresh! If they don't squeak when you bite, then they are not fresh! Malcore's are usually great.
Verns brand us by far the best. Mars has the Verns Curds.
EAT ALL THE CHEESE!!!!
The Chermake beef sticks are great. They're at the deli/cheese counter. To the right when you come in the front door.
It really is a castle!
The smoked string cheese is the bomb!
Raspberry filled sugar cookies are very tasty. Just don't look for them after I visit, I usually buy their remaining stock for the day!
Slow service at sandwich section. I miss the old place.
MUST try their Bloodies. Best in Wisconsin.
Most New Glarus brews available here, including this season's limited Saison. Yum!
Beer is stupid expensive.
The bathrooms are soooo clean! I know this because I just dropped one ;-)
SMOKED STRING CHEESE! TRY IT!
Had like 70 free samples.
Take a picture next to the big mouse, with a cheese head hat on!
Try the deluxe grilled cheese. Its amazing!
Get the regular cheese bread and the apple pie with cheese...Nom Nom Nom.
So much amazing cheese...IN A FAKE CASTLE! Get some curds. And make sure to grab some spotted cow beer as well since you can't buy it in Chicago :(