If there is one thing Wisconsin is known for, it’s cheese! And boy do they like to celebrate it, often with a cheese shop on every corner! While I’m sure cheese shops are not unique to the state, they certainly appear everywhere possible and many stores go to the extreme to make sure that they stand out above the rest. One such shop is in Windsor, Wisconsin: Mousehouse Cheesehaus (AKA mouse house cheese house). Not only does the name kind of rock, but it has a cute little (OK big) mouse that sits on its roof! The big mouse mouse sports a red shirt and blue pants and he nibbles on a big piece of cheddar while watching over the parking lot.
With a facade like that, how can you not stop in and nibble a sample (or 20) of cheese?
Photos from Mousehouse Cheesehaus in Windsor, Wisconsin:
The Mousehouse opened in 1988 and has been family owned and operated ever since. The store owners pride themselves on stocking the finest Wisconsin cheese, sausage, fudge, and specialty goods and work directly with factories to do so. They even store cheese in special coolers once they get it to age it for up to 11 years.
When checking out the giant mouse at Mousehouse Cheesehaus, don’t forget to stop inside and pick up a snack for yourself. What should you get? Definitely try the cheddar curds! Cheese curds are a Wisconsin delicacy known for their rubbery squeaky texture. And they are sharp and delicious! Plus they fit nicely in your car door compartment! It’s perfect road trip food for any hungry traveler.
Just make sure you sneak them out past the mouse…he might try to grab them from you! How else do you think he got that big slice of cheese???
Big Mouse at Mousehouse Cheesehaus
Location: Mousehouse Cheesehaus, Inc., 4494 Lake Circle, Windsor, WI 53598
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always Visible
Date: August 29, 2008