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The Original Cheesehead Factory

1120 S Barclay St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-2419
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Something to do

We wanted something to do prior to going home. We decided to try this tour. We chose the "cheddar... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tom M
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Amazing experience

My family did the $5 tour. We learned soo much. Wonderful staff, tour, and history. We found it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jae A
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The Foamation Cheesehead Factory & Retail Store is now also offering tours! You've heard the term, you've seen the hats, but how much do you really know about the Cheesehead story? Our tours allow you to go behind the scenes to experience the Cheesehead Factory's process as our team delivers unique products to cheese fans around the world. We have three tour options: The Swiss, The Cheddar & The Holey Cow.
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5 days ago
“Something to do”
1 week ago
“Amazing experience”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1120 S Barclay St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-2419
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We wanted something to do prior to going home. We decided to try this tour. We chose the "cheddar tour "and what fun! Very interesting! Fun gift shop! Worth stopping and seeing. Not to far off the "beaten " path.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family did the $5 tour. We learned soo much. Wonderful staff, tour, and history. We found it very inspirational!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was driving around and found this very cool place that turns out to be thee place they make all cheesehead foamation items! Booked a tour on line (easily) and made my own Christmas tree star! I had a fabulous time! A definite must see...More

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Maggie C, Manager at The Original Cheesehead Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're happy that you came across our factory and that you had fun on our Holey Cow tour! Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. Stay cheesy!

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Loved our time at Foamation, Go Pack Go! They seem to have it have it all figured out now i am all ready for packer season. Ill make sure to bring all of my friends and family next time so we can get cheese every...More

Thank haakon24
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Maggie C, Manager at The Original Cheesehead Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

We're happy to hear that you had a nice time when you visited us, and we're glad that we could help you prepare for the upcoming season!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Angela was an excellent tour guide for us and the tour was fantastic! We got to make our own cheeseheads! Highly recommend!

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Maggie C, Manager at The Original Cheesehead Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

We're happy that you enjoyed our tour! We will tell Angela about your review. Stay cheesy!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time and highly recommend the tour! There was a lot of history and we even saw the original cheese head.

Thank Karisue B
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Maggie C, Manager at The Original Cheesehead Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi Karisue - We're happy to hear that you recommend our tour! Thanks for stopping by on Saturday. Stay cheesy!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I (mid-20s) went with my parents (late 50s) who were visiting from out of state but they are Native Wisconsinites. We booked the Holy Cow Tour on 3/17, and ended up having a tour just to ourselves with our guide, Casey. She...More

Thank Monica E
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Maggie C, Manager at The Original Cheesehead Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hi Monica - We're so happy to hear about your experience with us! We will give your compliments to Casey, Matt and Charles. Stay cheesy!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We loved this tour! Our guide, Charles had a lot of "cheesy" jokes & kept us laughing through out the tour. Very interesting to see how this all started from an old couch cushion. There are some amazing things made here. The whole staff was...More

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Julie L, Guest Relations Manager at The Original Cheesehead Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Wendy, thanks so much for your wonderful review. We loved having you and your husband here for a tour and we thank you for making us a part of your visit to Milwaukee!

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Took the cheddar tour today with my son for his birthday. Had a great time, everyone was very friendly. Didn’t know this place was here but stopped in on a whim when we saw it. Loved it.

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Julie L, Guest Relations Manager at The Original Cheesehead Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

We are so glad you and your son decided to stop in on Saturday. Happy Birthday to him from the team here at Foamation 🎉 We hope to see you both again soon!

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I took my children on this tour on a day off from school and feel like I've discovered one of Milwaukee's hidden gems. Our weekday morning tour was just the three of us, but I can imagine that weekend tours might easily sell-out. Out tour...More

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Julie L, Guest Relations Manager at The Original Cheesehead Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

We are thrilled to hear about you and your kids' time here at the Cheesehead Factory and we look forward to helping you plan and host your upcoming event in our Gouda Lounge. Thanks for the wonderful review!

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Simonejolly39
6 May 2018|
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Response from Maggie C | Property representative |
At this time, there are three tour options with different prices: The Swiss - $5 The Cheddar - $12 The Holey Cow - $25
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