Shop Local Saturday: The Cheese Box

Join us every Saturday as we feature a store in the Lake Geneva area!  Get the scoop behind the unique shops throughout Walworth County, and find out what makes them stand above the rest.

This week, we talked to Cheri, one of the owners of The Cheese Box – an amazing cheese shop just outside of downtown Lake Geneva, on S. Wells Street.  This local treasure carries some of the best Wisconsin cheeses & products – plus they make their own sandwiches and soups at the shop (yum)!  Next time you’re in the mood for some Wisconsin cheese, stop in to The Cheese Box; you’ll be glad you did!  In the meantime, read more about this iconic Lake Geneva store below…

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Q:  How long have you been open?
A:  The Cheese Box has been here since 1940, My husband and I have had it for two years now.

Q:  How did you choose the name for your store?
A:  The name has been the same since 1940 – it fits, it’s a sweet little cheese box.

Q:  What makes The Cheese Box unique?
A:  What makes us unique is that pride is our secret ingredient and we believe in real food made by real people, and treat every customer like family and we are glad they came. We are unique and no one does what we do in the area.

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Q:  What kind of items can we find in your store?
A:  We sell awesome Wisconsin cheese and homemade goodies and we also carry specialty grocery items, lots of homemade bakery items, Door County wines and New Glarus brews, sauces, jellies, honey and so much more.

Q:  If someone would like to come visit The Cheese Box, is there anything they should know before coming?
A:  We help everyone find what they are looking for at the Cheese Box, we are very small inside but very big in satisfaction.

Q:  What is the “must have” item from your store?
A:  The must have item from our store are the fresh cheese curds and string cheese and our amazing lunch box sandwiches.

Q:  What is your favorite part about being a local business in Lake Geneva?
A:  My favorite part of being a local business in the Lake Geneva is the amazing diversity of the people that come to our store from all over the country and the world looking for something special from Wisconsin, and they are all so nice and glad to be here, it makes our store a very happy place.

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Q:  What is YOUR personal favorite item from the store?
A:  My personal favorite in the store is the Sartori Montemore Cheese it is amazing. (yum – our WCVB favorite as well!)

Q:  Any events/specials coming up?
A:  Its a special event every day at the Cheese Box!

Q:  Do you ship?  Can people order online?
A:  Yes we have a large shipping business especially at Christmas time and we have a wonderful online website where you can order what you like and have it sent anywhere in the country.

Q:  Do you offer gift wrapping?
A:  We do not offer gift wrapping but we have custom boxes for shipping and some gift bags.

Q:  Where (and when) can we find The Cheese Box?
A:  We are located on the outskirts of Lake Geneva on old Highway H ….801 S Wells St Lake Geneva WI 53147.  We are open 7 days a week, Mon- Sat 9-7 and Sunday 11-5… and we always have homemade soup and chicken chili, and of course our awesome lunch boxes.

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Thanks for reading…check back soon for a NEW “Shop Local Saturday” post, featuring businesses right here in the Lake Geneva area!

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