The Mars’ Cheese Castle re-opened in its snazzy new digs Friday, and I couldn’t resist heading across the border to Wisconsin to check it out. I joined the throng of eager cheese lovers snapping shots of the regal exterior from the parking lot moat that surrounds it, and happily the new look does the place justice — with flags flying from the ramparts and a drawbridge at the entrance.
The inside is a typical convenience store full of souvenirs, snacks, beer, wine and cheese, of course. Like the old place, there’s a cafe in there too, but seating is limited. I hope they add more tables. There is so much more space in the new building that I think the old would fit into it three times over. At first, it seemed to me that the cheese choices in the vast expanse were more limited than before, but now I think they are very much what they ever were, they’re just more spread out.
The Mars’ Cheese Castle is still a must-stop destination for any Wisconsin road trip, and now it looks better than ever!
Mars’ Cheese Castle
2800 120th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53144