Mars Cheese Castle

Mars Cheese Castle
free cheese samples at Mars Cheese Castle
Mars Cheese Castle
Mars Cheese Castle
Mars Cheese Castle
Mars Cheese Castle

Founded in 1947, Mars Cheese Castle has been an icon in Wisconsin for over 60 years. Hundreds of cheese varieties, wine, sausage, and a deli & full bar make this a one-stop shop!

Specializing in Wisconsin Cheese, Sausage and Wine. Also featuring:

  • Novelty Souvenirs
  • Gift Baskets
  • Café, Grill, and Full Bar
  • In-house Bakery with Breads, Sweets and Kringle
  • 1,000+ cheeses

Dining at a Glance in the Café, Grill:

  • Serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Children's Menu
  • Carryout Available
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Outdoor Dining


In October of 1947 our founders, Mario and Martha Ventura opened a cheese shop in a renovated schoolhouse on a corner at the intersection of highways 41 and 43 in Kenosha County.

In the following years Mars Cheese Castle went through many changes. Destroyed by fire in 1957 the castle was rebuilt and thrived for the next five decades; becoming an iconic business on the very busy interstate between Chicago and Milwaukee. In 2011, due to highway expansion, Mars Cheese Castle had to relocate. Fortunately, we were able to remain near the same corner, and the old building was replaced by a new castle. The move was a huge undertaking and we had to adjust our business to fit the situation.   

As always, we strive to maintain the highest quality and service our customers have come to expect over the past 67 years. As our founder Mario J. Ventura Sr. would say: "At Mars Cheese Castle, the customer is king!"  

And speaking of Kings… the Food Network Sandwich King, Jeff Mauro, declared that Mars Cheese Castle's grilled cheese is one of his top-eight sandwiches in the country!

Open seven days a week at 9am


Mars' Cheese Castle - Kenosha. Now.

You've probably seen the sign for Mars' Cheese Castle, but if you've never been you are definitely missing out!

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